2015 in review

Posted: January 1, 2016 in graffiti living

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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Becoming a WriterBecoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve loved this book for the last 15 years. First published in the 1930s — it’s so outdated that she talks about how you need a portable typewriter — this is hands-down the best book I’ve ever read on how to write and the only one you’ll ever need. Writers write, right?

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Yeats, The Tarot, And The Golden DawnYeats, The Tarot, And The Golden Dawn by Kathleen Raine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

YES! YES! YES! Poetry is magick, not the other way round. Kathleen Raine’s wonderful overview of the occult influences of Yeats and his involvement with the Golden Dawn is easily the most obscure thing on my bucket list of things to read before I die and has sat on my reading list for many years. To my complete amazement, it’s now free to read online at JSTOR: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27541704

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Vibrator by Mari Akasaka

Posted: December 29, 2015 in reviews
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VibratorVibrator by Mari Akasaka
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Mad as a box of hammers. And no it’s not about that kind of vibrator.

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The Voice of the Poet: T.S. Eliot

Posted: December 28, 2015 in reviews

The Voice of the PoetThe Voice of the Poet by T.S. Eliot
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I somehow love him less for having heard him read his work but the Voice of the Poet series is still great.

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