a blog post from 6/29/07 about 16 year old me by my then 22 year old boyfriend
I thought it was true love…I was wrong!!! I thought I had fallen in love with a girl who had a revolutionary spirit like that of Haydee Santamaria. I thought I had fallen in love with a girl who was politically outspoken like Angela Davis. I thought I had fallen in love with a girl who…Read the rest:
5 Bits Of Internet Lit For All Your IRL Gifting Needs
By: Hilary George-Parkin (@hilarygp)
I know, I know: gift guides are kind of lame. But ‘tis the season, right? Plus, PDF poetry books don’t make the best stocking stuffers and indie publishers deserve your dollars more than the Apple store does.
The cover photo is equal parts unsettling and entrancing, kind of like what’s inside. Case in point, from “so long suckers”:
can you run away when you’re twenty
is it still called running way or is it called
Probably the only poetry book in the history of poetry books to contain a page with over 300,000 notes on Tumblr. And what higher honor is there?
Last year, the e-book version of this funny, fragmented collection had its moment of glory on Reddit, so any #altlit fan on your list has no doubt read it at least once. The print version, however, is supplemented by plenty of images and looks way, way better on a nightstand.
4. "2500 Random Things About Me Too" by Matias Viegener
Inspired by a meme. Composed on Facebook. Written in list form. Everything about this speaks to our Internet-obsessed selves.
Three lovely little hodgepodge journals of experimental fiction (read: no run-of-the-mill poems and short stories) written by “doctors, bus drivers, Marines, pro-skaters, mothers, students, philosophers, druggies, sluts, artists, computer programmers, psychos and plumber”….and, yes, a few writers.
edited recording of Nelson Madela giving the speech which resulted in his imprisonment in South Africa for 27 years:
"Africans want to be paid a living wage. Africans want to perform work which they are capable of doing, and not work which the Government declares them to be capable of. We want to be allowed to live where we obtain work, and not be endorsed out of an area because we were not born there. We want to be allowed and not to be obliged to live in rented houses which we can never call our own. We want to be part of the general population, and not confined to living in our ghettoes. African men want to have their wives and children to live with them where they work, and not to be forced into an unnatural existence in men’s hostels. Our women want to be with their men folk and not to be left permanently widowed in the reserves. We want to be allowed out after eleven o’clock at night and not to be confined to our rooms like little children. We want to be allowed to travel in our own country and to seek work where we want to, where we want to and not where the Labour Bureau tells us to. We want a just share in the whole of South Africa; we want security and a stake in society.
During my lifetime I have dedicated my life to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realised. But, My Lord, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
so jereme dean said a lot of things about why im bad, and i took a while to write this long comment in response. posting it here because other ppl may have similar criticisms of me, and i’m not sure if many poeple are checking the htmlgiant post anymore
ate a banana in 1:22