#StillLifeWithBook is a little corner of our blog where contributors and staff share a snippet and a snapshot of their current reads.
Reading: Dressing by Michael DeForge | Currently on page: There aren’t any page numbers??? | Favorite line so far: “TRY TO REMEMBER YOUR OLD HANDS” | Book’s origin: My mom got if for me! She’s horrified by what’s inside it!
Reading: Poems of Akhmatova selected, translated, and introduced by Stanley Kunitz with Max Hayward | Currently on page: 99 | Favorite lines so far: “Everything is plundered, betrayed, sold, / Death’s great black wing scrapes the air, / Misery gnaws to the bone. / Why then do we not despair? // By day, from the surrounding woods, / cherries blow summer into town; / at night the deep transparent skies / glitter with new galaxies.” | Book’s origin: I found this book the last time I moved, in a box of my old books. I might be borrowing it indefinitely from someone…?
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