Month: April 2005

NPM: Gwendolyn Brooks

I’m bored with politics. Perhaps it’s papaphobia. Today’s poet (since I’m apparently following National Poetry Month) is Gwendolyn Brooks, best known for her bluesy poem often featured in high school text books, “We Real Cool.” I love “The Bean Eaters”…

Sunday Reads

Tongue Untied: Big Red Monkey Bootie and Pornography Author Ian Kernan quotes from an article spoofing monkey porn, scientific research, and the ever looming gender question. Culture Kitchen: Does the Bible Make Me Look Fat in this Dress? A look…

National Poetry Month

If I observed National Poetry Month properly, this blog would turn into all poems all the time. One of my favorite series is John Berryman’s Dream Songs, poems arranged around ordinary events, often spoken to and through an alter-ego named…

Grab the Febreeze, Honey

I know Mac has written about this before, but now it’s my turn. I got hungry last night and poured myself a big bowl of Kashi cereal. I ate it in front of a movie, not thinking too much about…

“Exhaustion” Is Fair

Ethan regaled the finer points of tornado drills in the car this afternoon. They have to go out in the hall, he said, and kneel in front of their lockers with their hands over their heads. And when the teacher…