@Anarchist_Mallrat thank you for posting this. I needed to read this.

Happy (and safe hopefully) end of May, I'm reading a posted by @Anarchist_Mallrat by Catherynne M. Valente titled "A Monstrous Manifesto"

The stanza I love the most in this poem is this:
"If you are a savage, stand up.
If you are a witch, a dark queen, a black knight,
If you are a mummer, a pixie, a sprite,
If you are a pirate, a tomcat, a wright,
If you swear by the moon and you fight the hard fight,
Come stand by me."


May 30 and only one more day left, and I'm reading Zora Mai Quỳnh's "Vestiges of you"

There's something about having memories of someone in pieces of a living being. But the ending stanza was brilliant.


We're getting closer to the end of May, and I'm reading Zana Ali's "Priestess of Dionysus"

The 's first stanze is quite the image. The destruction of the gods both as food and as talk.


May 28, and I'm reading "Abductions" by Dana Wilde

The has two distinct POVs, both intensely horrific in their own way, the first one was the most sinister describing out plans and reasonings.


It's the 27th of the 5th month of 2020, I'm reading Jong-Ki Lim's "The Fall of Snakes"

I'm a sucker for that look like theologies: are there universes that can co-exist? What happens uppon a dying a universe? This does it really differently.


It's May 26 today and I'm reading/listening to Angela C. Trudell Vazquez's "Trying to See Auras at the Airport".

Read and hear the read by Tracy K. Smith. Spending the rest of my night thinking about my airport feelings.


Day 145: I am taking to this by David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Kendall Evans titled "In Orbital Mirrors"

Most playing with the trope of interplanetary personal/popular/political communication attempts to show just how fraught it is (Seveneves with the ships getting blocked by the planet & Red Mars with Terran communication blocked by the sun). This poem does it differently: communicating with ourselves is just as fraught. We do not have "truly unitary" selves.


It's May 24, I read Amal El-Mohtar's Rysling Award-winning "Song for an Ancient City"

The version I'm linking includes a parallel translation in Arabic by Oussama El-Mohtar. Don't just look at the two versions in parallel, you should listen to both of them too.


I'm a bit late for May 23, but I'm reading "In the Cult of Nearly-Lost Dreams" by Tamara Jerée

This brilliant is doubly apt for my reading today: the thought of becoming other people's dreams, and also since I'm trying to fix my sleep cycle away from being a nightowl.


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The Prosperity Way-of-the-Prophets

The Temple of Benjamin Sisko of Latter-Day Emissaries

It's May 22 and I read "La Belle est La Bête" by Milouchkna.

The best thing about this is it was a conversation reflecting on the past experience where two people who had a poor opinion of themselves fell for each other.


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Eco, Libraries, Teachers, Essential workers, Heroism, and Ur-Fascism 

@dani It's great. The third is the one about the Exodans. I'm re-reading the whole series since I fell in love with a number of characters and just wanna go thru those emotions again.

I'm really happy I stumbled and fell deep into this series during gradschool.

I'm re-reading Becky Chambers' The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. And I'm having the feels for the whole crew again.

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May 21, and I'm reading "Spare Parts" by Elizabeth Kestrel Rogers.

I've been wondering what body modding oneself into a would feel like. This really does it beautifully.


For May 20, I'm reading "Breaking" by Marlane Quade Cook.

What strikes me most about this is the combination of immense fatigue and resilience described in it.


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