In which certain things are crossed out

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littlethousand:

onehundreddollars:

saramountain:

from E. R. Kennedy’s twitter, boosting with permission.

Extreme TW. 

I can’t say I’m surprised. But I’d like some nice poetry news for a change.

wow. holy shit. i’ve never read or bought any of tao lin’s writing…but now i certainly never will!

TW: Rape - "We Don't Have To Do Anything"

altcrit:

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Read We Don’t Have To Do Anything by Sophia Katz on Medium

The piece stands on its own and is an emotional and important read. In it Sophia pours out an all too familiar narrative. The antagonist, Stan, is a stand in, but also -stan, the land of, the country. A…

(Source: sarahjeanalex)

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books
One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

THIS IS IMPORTANT

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books

One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

THIS IS IMPORTANT

(via bluestockingbookworm)

rachelmckibbens:

Dear Humans, 
 
This was one of the most transformative poetry experiences I have ever had, and I feel so honored to have been a part of it. If you missed the 24-hour livestream (featuring poets of color from all over the US) do yourself a favor and watch it. It’s better than Netflix, I promise. And if you have a few bucks or a zillion, donate to this worthy cause: http://www.gofundme.com/e15suw

(Source: poetsforferguson)

savage-damsel:

poptimism:

Mallory Ortberg has a voice like an old movie actress. (“Male Novelist Jokes” at the Last Bookstore in LA)

Everyone should watch this. The whole thing. It is a gift to humanity.

(Source: youtube.com, via ribbon-girl)