In Review: The Week of December 2nd
This week we rolled out 10 more giftable book picks for all kinds of readers on your gift list, said RIP to the apostrophe (not really), and wondered "If Baby Yoda finally speaks, what will his first words be?"See more details below
On the Blog
ALU Season's Readings rolled on this week with 10 more giftable book picks for different kinds of lit lovers on your holiday gift list, including:
Around the Web
~ The Apostrophe Protection Society is giving up its 18-year-long fight to protect the apostrophe from misuse because "ignorance and laziness have won."
~ Because of course this exists, a linguist speculates on what Baby Yoda's first words might be.
What Else We're Reading
Staffer Laura Rock Gaughan is reading Adam Sol's How a Poem Moves (ECW Press, 2019)
"In How a Poem Moves, Adam Sol proves to be a lively and generous companion for readers who want to like poetry but fear they are 'doing it wrong.' Each of the 35 contemporary poems presented is accompanied by a short conversational essay that breaks it down: imagery, tone, musicality, form, meaning, technique, tradition. Sol compares himself to an enthusiastic park ranger who shows visitors how to spot goldfinches in the wild. Others might liken him to a master mechanic reverse-engineering a sophisticated motor to discover what makes it run. I loved reading the poets in this book, and I loved experiencing how their poems move [me]."
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