Well here we are, a month in to "real" blogging, and it feels like we've stacked up quite the history of excellent posts. I know you agree. I also know you didn't actually read all of them, so shame on you, but also, I have begat a great love for you and got your back. So if you are going to check out anything from August, make your way through these (and if you intend to keep in touch during September, I especially recommend you check out #5 - good things are coming):
1. Christian Wiman reciting "These Poems, She Said" by Robert Bringhurst:
Here is a poem, devastating, perhaps, to some writers, but a favorite of mine (it's Will, by the way, hello): “These Poems, She Said,” by Robert Bringhurst. Supplement this with the beautiful audio version below, read by Christian Wiman during his interview with Krista Tippett at On Being.
Sarah has some help for you when you just can't get moving.
Will encourages you to step back or step forward, but just don't stay where you are.
Check out the most-visited poem posted in August from Lodestone Issue 2.
5. The School by Donald Barthelme
Short Story of the Month: The School, by Donald Barthelme (open source). A hilarious and dark look at death, this extremely short short story takes a fun spin into absurdity that leaves you both uncomfortable and hopeful about creating meaning in life. Don't be surprised if you see this story show up again soon, with a nice melancholic essay. Find this and other short stories in Sixty Stories.