'Prepare to be immersed in the heat and vibrancy of Florida's natural world, full of such sensual detail that to read it is to breathe it in.' -Jo Shapcott [review of Greyhound Night Service]


Sometimes it's so odd how many different images / words / sounds float around in my mind all at once and crash into some weird collage of stuff that becomes a blog post. This week that collage is made up of sound (I've only just finally started to like Florence & The Machine), more sound from the poetry I've heard and read this week, and inevitably, words words words. I'm always going through a series of conversations with The Muses and this week these Muse-ladies are Florence, (and, as usual) Jo Shapcott and Barbara Kingsolver. On my reading list this week:

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (I'm still reading it slowly and taking it in like honey)

The Lacuna (I started this ages ago and finally got back to it having decided that Kingsolver's non-fiction voice is different enough from her fiction voice to read two of her books simultaneously)

Of Mutability
Phrase Book
(1 just published and 1 long-since-published collection of Shapcott's)

From all of this reading I've been so inspired--and here I want to say, so inspired to write myself, but instead I've been inspired to read even more!


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