Last Sunday at the Like A Boss panel, Emily asked Will Schwalbe, Alexander Chee, Heidi Julavits, and Doree Shafrir to share their insights on mentoring. The panelists offered stories about being mentors, having mentors, and how those experiences have affected them. No one tried to give mentoring a strict definition.Read more.
Inferno (a poet’s novel)
“My English teacher’s ass was so beautiful.”
From its first sentence, Eileen Myles’s Inferno captivates. Winding through the story of linked incidents in her life, Myles writes about being a writer, being a woman, being a lesbian, the 1980s in downtown New York, dog ownership, art colliding with commerce, commerce colliding with humanity, drugs, drinking, not drinking, sex (a whole lot of really quality sex)–basically, everything fun to read about and everything that matters. If you’ve heard about this book and have been meaning to get around to reading it–well, what are you waiting for?
If you’ve never heard of Eileen Myles, this book is a great introduction to her work, but make sure you also run right out and get all the others.
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