Reading this Week

This week’s reading list…

“I Met Fear on the Hill” by Leslie Jamison, an essay in the newest Paris Review (Winter 2018) – A piece investigating the events in the life of the author’s mother through an unpublished manuscript

On page 282 of Knausgaard’s My Struggle (Book Six: The End) – Update: approaching the Hitler section… wondering what to do

Khaled Mattawa’s “The Boat Merchant’s Wife” from the latest issue of Poetry magazine – There’s an enlightening episode of the Poetry Magazine podcast featuring this poem.

Also.

My employer suggested we all post the answer to this question: “If you were trapped on a desert island, what book would you hope to have with you?”

Simple question, right? WRONG. I literally have no idea. I lost sleep over this question last night. Like, do I take along all of the Knausgaard books, just to have a ton of reading material? Do I take a book of poetry to read again and again? The collected works of Shakespeare?

Could I bring a novel with my favorite poem, “Meditation on Yellow”, on a piece of paper, tucked inside?

Still undecided. Will report back.

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