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in a Tex-Mex restaurant. His co-workers unable to utter his name,...– knife-thrust in the gut of poetry: King of Americola: In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes by Eduardo C. Corral This was in the April 2012 issue of Poetry.
Social groups, such as young people, married women, and the disabled, with...– Jamie Peck, Workfare States (via datadispatchesdiagrams) ^ Brilliant quote from a brilliant book. (via robert-brydie)
Children grow in secret. They hide themselves in the depths and darker reaches...– Eugénio de Andrade, translated by Atsuro Riley, “The Children” (via words-in-lines)
emo-agressive elfa males are the new passive-aggressive alpha males.– mikkipedia “emo-aggressive” is important. the other day one of the people with whom i share an ex was telling me about how he would talk about his past substance abuse issues and i was like, oh, yeah, he totally used to use that to get girls and, also, to take over every conversation. another...
We must move from the problem of ‘common-sense knowledge … What people ‘know’ as...– James M. Ostrow, Social Sensitivity: A Study of Habit and Experience A dig at Sartre and now one at Berger and Luckmann - oh Ostrow you beautiful person. (via robert-brydie)
Merleau-Ponty wants to show that a phenomenological grounding of selfhood in the...– James M. Ostrow, Social Sensitivity: A Study of Habit and Experience (via robert-brydie)
When white environmentalists say “we destroyed the planet” I think, “no, we...– Kim Crosby, an Arawak, West African, Indian and Dutch queer survivor. (via cutestaznboiondablock)
She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the...– Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things (via larepublicadedet)
These days, a plethora of shitty attitudes to women have become diffuse,...– Caitlin Moran, How to Be A Woman (via xraycharles)
Every morning brings us news of the globe, and yet we are poor in noteworthy...– Walter Benjamin, from “Illuminations: Essays and Reflections” (via indigenousdialogues)
Something queer happens when the heart is delivered.– Louise Erdrich, from “The Pull from the Left” (via the-final-sentence)
I have so many feelings but there are never enough words to describe my...– Carolina Eaves (via smited)
Like translations, poems Say the unsayable twice,...– Rachel Blau DuPlessis, from “Drafts 1-38, Toll”, with thanks ahuntersheart (via growing-orbits)
Nothing compares to your hands, nothing like the green-gold of your eyes. My...– Love letter from Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera (via nobunnyluvsyou)
But life is not all eloquence and adulation: life is wiping the baby’s bum; it...– William Gass, “Emerson and the Essay” (via invisiblestories)
Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from...– Philip K. Dick (via sunrec)
The meaning of books lies before them and not behind: it is in us. A book is not...– Richard Howard, “A Consideration of the Writings of Emily Dickinson” (via invisiblestories)
the bad dominicana: A thing about names and naming →
bolded for emphasis. note-a-bear: I don’t think hardly anyone outside of the Black community understands the import of names and naming. I want to take a moment to make clear I’m speaking to/about *everyone* who is Black, no matter where you’re from or what you’re mixed with, before I continue. That said, names, naming, it’s important in a lot of cultures. I’m not arguing it isn’t. But the...
So Black feminism is as abundant as a capitalist society’s fear of magic and...– Alexis Pauline Gumbs in “Black Feminism Be(yond): Abundance” http://thefeministwire.com/2012/03/black-feminism-beyond-abundance-part-4-of-can-black-feminism-be-quantified/ (via blackfeminismlives)
I don’t need a god. I have you and your beautiful mouth, your hands holding onto...– Henry Rollins (via nezua)
As women, we are artists. We spill blood on this earth. We spill birth on this...– Sonia Sanchez (via venceremos)
you must write, and read, as if your life depended on it.– adrienne rich, what is found there: notebooks on poetry and politics (via karaj)
where you had only to touch me other had to present a history a...– Diane Wakoski, To Celebrate My Body (via grammatolatry)
A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead...– FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUU (via incogniri)
And don’t give me that, “Oh we reached out to communities of color but they...– From “…On Taking Up Space” by witchymorgan on the Bklyn Boihood blog I also love the paragraph after this one but it’s a short article and I’ve included links. This could be a good resource to send people if they don’t get why POC often don’t fell comfortable in many queer/trans* spaces. (via...
Every aware black person who has been the “only” in an all-white setting knows...– bell hooks, Black Looks: Race and Representation, “Loving Blackness as Political Resistance”, pp. 16, 18-21 (via urshermaleek) pardon me, just gonna read this over and over. (via cupcakesnotbombs)
[through the notion of trauma] we can understand that a rethinking of reference...– cathy caruth, unclaimed experience: trauma, narrative, and history (via karaj)
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a...– Audre Lorde (via beautiful-ambition)
for writing is re-naming.– adrienne rich, “when we dead awaken: writing as re-vision” (via karaj)
Do you really love me? means, Will you accept me in process? Will you embrace...– Angela Thomas (via newanddifferentsun)