anonymous asked:

books youve read this month. go.

Those I have finished/those I can recall…most are re-reads:  Ban en Banlieue  by Bhanu Kapil, The Book of the Body and Desire by Frank Bidart, Time Slips: Queer Temporalities, Contemporary Performance and the Hole of History by Jaclyn I. Pryor, Ways of Seeing by John Berger, Poetry In Painting: Writing on Contemporary Arts and Aesthetics by Helene Cixous, Death and Sensuality by Bataille, A Lover’s Discourse by Roland Barthes, Simone Weil: An Anthology (Penguin Edition), Suffering by Dorothee Soelle, Schizophrene by  Bhanu Kapil, Modernism and the Celtic Revival by Gregory Castle, Joyce’s Revenge by Andrew Gibson, James Joyce: A Critical Introduction by Harry Levin, Holy, The Firm by Annie Dillard, The Writing Life by Annie Dillard, Louise Gluck: Collected PoemsThe Joyce Paradox: Form and Freedom in his Fiction by Arnold Goldman, James Joyce and the Exilic Imagination by Michael Patrick Gillespie, James Joyce: Ulysses by Vincent Sherry, Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis: Essays edited by Morris Beja and David Norris, The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce edited by Derek Attridge, Spacecraft Voyager 1: New and Selected Poems by Alice Oswald, Sacred Pain: Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul by Ariel Glucklich, Colonial Desire: Hybridity in theory, culture and race by Robert J. C. Young, A Mystical Philosophy: Transcendence and Immanence in the Works ofVirginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch by Donna J. Lazenby, Space, in Chains by Laura Kasischke, The Cloud of Unknowing And the Book of Privy Counseling translated and edited by William Johnson, Stay, Illusion by Lucie Brock-Broido, The Master Letters by Lucie Brock-Broido, and Women Mystics in Medieval Europe by Emilie Zum Brunn & Georgette Epiney-Burgard.


Here are some cool gals looking mighty dapper! You can click on each photo for names and here’s some info on each fabulous woman:

Lily Elsie: English actress during Edwardian era, famous for being in many musicals and operettas

Josephine Baker: French bisexual actress, singer, and dancer who rose to prominence in the 1920s, refused to perform for segregated audiences, active with the French Resistance during WWII and the Civil Rights movement in the 50s

Dorothy Arzner: American lesbian film director who was the only female director in Hollywood during the 1930s, created the first boom mike for the Clara Bow film “The Wild Party” (1929)

Dorothy Mackaill: British-American actress who was involved in the Ziegfeld Follies, also notable for her silent-film roles

Daphne du Maurier: English bisexual author and playwright, famous for her works like Rebecca and “The Birds”

Frida Kahlo: Mexican bisexual painter, known for the feminist and nationalist themes in her paintings, created 55 self-portraits and once stated “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”

Hannah Gluckstein, known as “Gluck”: British lesbian artist known for her evocative Modernist paintings, adopted the name “Gluck” because she thought the sex of a painter is irrelevant

Olive Thomas: American silent-film actress, involved in the Ziegfeld Follies, possibly the first “Vargas Girl” after posing for pinup artist Alberto Vargas

Jessie Matthews: English actress, singer, and dancer who rose to prominence in the 1920s and 30s

Katharine Hepburn: American actress who helped to create the “modern woman” image in Classic Hollywood during the 1930s and 40s, wore trousers before it was fashionable for women to do so, won four Academy Awards for Best Actress


by Louise Glück

There is a moment after you move your eye away
when you forget where you are
because you’ve been living, it seems,
somewhere else, in the silence of the night sky.

You’ve stopped being here in the world.
You’re in a different place,
a place where human life has no meaning.

You’re not a creature in a body.
You exist as the stars exist,
participating in their stillness, their immensity.

Then you’re in the world again.
At night, on a cold hill,
taking the telescope apart.

You realize afterward
not that the image is false
but the relation is false.

You see again how far away
each thing is from every other thing.

anonymous asked:

maddiee do u know any good poetry books?

i kno so many good poetry books they break my heart