Ursula K. Le Guin said: “The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” Read this week’s links below of great stories from around the web; bring them to life.
Kevin Maloney gives a hilarious recount of a mosh pit at an Alice In Chains concert in Barrelhouse‘s new online issue: “The 90s Issue.”
“Sunsets, mostly, are just illusion but we are moving towards them too”—intriguing and beautiful graphic poetry, “In A Yellow Flower,” by Sara Wainscott over at DIAGRAM.
“I Wanted To Reach You,” a lyric essay by Haley Swanson at The Rumpus will leave readers speechless: “We are caught reaching for what is no longer there—sister, lover, child.”
The New Yorker staff writer Maria Konnikova explores the pyschology behind writer’s block, and how being creative might be the only way to break through.
A piece by Arielle Greenberg at the Poetry Foundation website discussing how badass (it’s true) poet Eileen Myles navigates the gauntlet of poetic celebrity: “Fame is just advanced sentiment.”
An article on Slate by David Rosenberg about Stan Raucher’s intense black-and-white photojournalism covering Guatemala’s colorful Holy Week.
And from the electronic archive: Donald Hall was interviewed by Peter A. Stitt for a 1991 issue of The Paris Review. Hall discusses his position as the first poetry editor of The Paris Review, his writing process, and the poetry of creative writing classrooms: “The Creative Writing Industry invites us to use poetry to achieve other ends—a job, a promotion, a bibliography, money, notoriety. I loathe the trivialization of poetry that happens in creative writing classes.”