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What’s on my Nightstand: March 2019

Nonfiction

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, by Pam Houston

The Way of Chuang Tzu, by Thomas Merton

Era of Ignition, by Amber Tamblyn

From Dictatorship to Democracy, Gene Sharp 

The Methods of Nonviolent Action, by Gene Sharp

Occasional Magic – The Moth (True Stories About Defying the Impossible)

Fiction

The Queen of the Night, by Alexander Chee

Before She Was Harriet, by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Short Fiction

‘The Office of Missing Persons’ by Akil Kumaraswamy (Lit Hub)

‘The Frog King,’ by Garth Greenwell (The New Yorker)

‘Motherland,’ by Min Jin Lee (The Missouri Review)

Poetry

Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems: 1927 – 1979

Enough Music, by Dorianne Laux

Goodbye to Tolerance, by Denise Levertov

Essay / Interview / OpEd (Selected)

The Phenom: ‘Change Is Closer Than We Think.’ Inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Unlikely Rise,’ by Charlotte Alter

8 Short Kids’ Films Every Mini-Feminist Should See, by Emma Davey

Thesomorphia, by Melissa Febos

The Thread: Down Girl (The Rumpus) by Marissa Korbel

Against Catharsis: Writing is Not Therapy, by T Kira Madden

Voices of Addiction: All the Ways to Save Your Life,(The Rumpus) by David M. Olsen

Patti Smith discusses activism in the age of Trump: ‘I’m not going down with the ship, that’s for certain’ by Randall Roberts

AACK! Cathy Guisewite made a wildly successful comic strip by and for women. But to her critics, she’s just another example of compromised feminism by Rachel Syme

Magazine / Newspaper

Lesbian Connection: free to lesbians worldwide, but the suggested donation is $7/issue (more if you can, less if you can’t), January/February 2019 issue

The New Yorker

The Week

TIME

SIERRA Magazine

Random

booda butter – naked lip balm

El Sueño Americano (The American Dream) – exhibition card, Tom Kiefer

abalone shell, palo santo wood, dried rose buds

Chill Pill – Aura Cacia Essential Oil Blend

necklace (shells, leather suede), Little Green Apple Jewelry

beach stones

Mexican tile (coaster)

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What’s on my Nightstand: January 2019

Nonfiction

Riot Days, by Maria Alyokhina

Brazil, by Elizabeth Bishop and LIFE Magazine (1962)

Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution, by Ben Fountain

From Dictatorship to Democracy, Gene Sharp *

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel A. van der Volk

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas

* NOTE: on Wednesday, January 31, Gene Sharp passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 90. Professor Sharp is the author of the research and works that sparked the 3.5% Project.

 

Fiction

Florida, by Lauren Groff

 

Short Fiction

“Death Constant Beyond Love,” by Gabriel García Márquez

“Cream,” Haruki Murakami

 

Poetry

Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems: 1927 – 1979

“Resignation,” by Nikki Giovanni

“Knots,” by RD Laing

“Good Bones,” by Maggie Smith

 

Journal

Granta

The Paris Review, No. 227, Winter 2018

 

Essay / Interview / OpEd

“The Quiet American,” by Janine Di Giovanni, The New York Times

The Racist, Homophobic Attack on Jussie Smollett Is Far-Right America’s Endgame, by Joshua Rivera, GQ Magazine

“The Thread: Fatherless,” by Marissa Korbel, The Rumpus

“Teaching my daughter that love is love,” by Vanessa Martir, The Washington Post

“The Radicalization of Bedtime Stories,” by Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic

 

Catalogue

Mt. Airy Learning Tree Winter 2019 Course Catalogue

 

Magazine / Newspaper

Lesbian Connection: free to lesbians worldwide, but the suggested donation is $7/issue (more if you can, less if you can’t), January/February 2019 issue

The New Yorker

The Week

 

Random

HURRAW! moonbalm

worry stone, glass

Mexican tile (coaster)

Pixel computer glasses

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

 

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What’s On My Nightstand: December 2018

Nonfiction/Memoir

Some Bright Morning I’ll Fly Away, by Alice Anderson

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors

Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex, and Politics, by Starhawk

Fiction

Blood and Guts in High School, by Kathy Acker

The Answers: A Novel, by Catherine Lacey

Short Fiction

“Surplus Male,” by Caitlin Bagwell, NUNUM

“Acceptance Journey,” by Mary Gaitskill

“Staring at His Converse Tennis Shoes,” by Anne Gudger, 50-Word Stories

“Two Sisters,” by Ludmilla Petrushkevskaya

“Time for the Eyes to Adjust,” by Lin Ullman

Young Adult Fiction

The Hate You Give, by Angie Thomas

Poetry

“Prognosis,” by Meena Alexander

“Arrival at Santos,” by Elizabeth Bishop

“Dinah,” by Sarah Blake

“Saturday,” by Caryl Pagel

“The Sagittarius” and “A Song of Monsoon and Blood Lava,” by Pamela K. Santos

Journal

The Paris Review, No. 227, Winter 2018

Ploughshares Fall 2018

Essay / Interview / OpEd

“Roxane Gay: ‘Public Discourse Rarely Allows for Nuance. And see where that’s gotten us,” by Aida Edemarium, The Guardian

“The Thread: Outside the Gaze,” by Marissa Korbel, The Rumpus

“I Used to Give Men Mercy,” by Therese Mailhot, Guernica

“Why You Should Be One Too?” by Spencer Reed, Granta

Catalogue

Mt. Airy Learning Tree Winter 2019 Course Catalogue

Magazine / Newspaper

Lesbian Connection: free to lesbians worldwide, but the suggested donation is $7/issue (more if you can, less if you can’t), January/February 2019 issue

The New Yorker

The Week

Random

author photo (below), photograph and styling by Gracie, age 5

HURRAW! lipbalm

pomegranate majolica dish

hummingbird Xmas ornament, made by Nicolle

ginger cookies, made by Echo Bodine)

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

lavender bath salts, made by Charlotte

Leigh_by Gracie_Xmas2018

author photo, photograph and styling by Gracie, age 5

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What’s On My Nightstand: November 2018

Nonfiction/Memoir

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors

Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, by David Bayles and Ted Orland

The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother’s Suicide, by Gayle Brandeis

The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of our Era, by Akhil Reed Amar

Fiction

The Last to See Me, by M. Dressler

Short Fiction

“The Deer-Vehicle Collision Survivors Support Group,” by Porochista Khakpour (Guernica)

“The Proxy Marriage,” by Maile Malloy (The New Yorker)

“The Sex Lives of African Girls,” by Taiye Selasi, (Granta)

Young Adult Fiction

The Hate You Give, by Angie Thomas

Music Together Teacher Training Manual

“Hello, Everybody!” Music Together: Family Favorites

Poetry

“Perhaps the World Ends Here,” by Joy Harjo

Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

The Love Poems of Rumi, edited by Deepak Chopra

Journal

Carnegie Science, Fall 2018

The Paris Review, Issue 225

Ploughshares Fall 2018

Essay / Interview / OpEd

Toward a More Radical Selfie, by India Ennenga (The Paris Review)

The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s credibility: America’s compromised leader (The Guardian)

Meet the New Freshmen in Congress: More Democrats, Diversity and Women, by Catie Edmonson and Jasmine C. Lee

Magazine / Newspaper

Lesbian Connection: free to lesbians worldwide, but the suggested donation is $7/issue (more if you can, less if you can’t)

The New Yorker

The Week

Vanity Fair

Random

beach shells

Betron earbuds

blue light blocking glasses, Pixel

The Master Key pitch pipe

ukulele cheat sheet

 

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