nathanielatakora:

Four years ago I started my blog and began to work at the art of photography. I never dreamt I would become so passionate about it. I never dreamt this art could take me around the world or be the catalyst to new friendships. More than that photography has fostered a sense of adventure and wonder that I doubt could have ever surfaced had it not become one of my foremost pursuits. It awakened a desire for me to see and collect light from every corner of my life. It changed how I see everything.
It seems to me that I have become more connected with the permanent things in this life: a bible, a rugged path, a mountain top, folk music and strong words. And though photographs in the grand scheme of things are temporary, they bring a permanence to moments otherwise lost in a cloud of memory. These images serve as anchors, pillars for my story, and they can bring me back to the times that mean the most to me in an instant. They become like forceps, delicately pulling every memory, every detail into the front of my mind, so I can recall them precisely as I should.
I am always saying "Glad to’ve met you" to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.
written by

J.D. Salinger

(from The Catcher in the Rye. Frequently removed from classrooms and school libraries because it is “unacceptable,” “obscene,” “blasphemous,” “negative,” “foul,” “filthy,” and “undermines morality.”)

Banned Books Week

(via thatlitsite)

(via thatlitsite)

writebloody:

by the fabulous Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

THANK YOU ALL for coming to our picnic last night! it was a blast to chat with you, eat good food, and hear great words in poetry and music. 

and in case you didn’t make it out, thereby missing the announcement of our fall poets, please make sure to come to our house on october 10th to see….

CRISTIN O’KEEFE APTOWICZ & northfield native THADRA SHERIDAN!

are you excited?! because we’re really, really excited. 

meganfalley:

Hi poetry lovers, activists, and generally GOOD HUMAN BEINGS: there is a 24 hour live streaming POETRY EVENT tonight. Poets of color from all across the country will be reading you poems to help raise money for the protestors in Ferguson, MO. I believe in this so much. This is so important. This is where you should put your money and your mind.

&&& 
IN CASE the words “24 hour live stream of poetry” and “support protestors in Ferguson” didn’t do it for you (weird) - you should know that some of the poets reading are Sarah Kay, Rachel McKibbens, Hieu Nguyen, Hanif Abdurraqib to name a few. 

Tune in tonight! I know I will.

bookmania:

Literally IRONIC!
stillhouse:

Isaac Brest
TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT!!! 
foods include: the great bbq tradition of burgers and hot dogs, homemade quinoa salad (vegan & gluten-free), chips, soda, brownies, chocolate-dipped pretzels (vegan & gluten-free)

AND POEMS as FOOD FOR YOUR HEART AND SOUL!
albarrancabrera:

Albarrán Cabrera
#212. Toned Silver Gelatin print.