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Group photo of our class with Maggie Nelson

A few more reviews of The Red Parts

Here a few links to some random reviews I found, of varying quality. Some are more¬†interesting than others, but it’s interesting what the reviewers focus on. Here are some highlights: ¬†“Reading The Red Parts gave me a feeling as if I had gone on a blind date and realized that my date had facial hair […]

We tell ourselves stories in order to live

On page 155 of The Red Parts, Maggie Nelson reacts to a card from her mother which quotes the opening line of Joan Didion’s essay “The White Album”: We tell ourselves stories in order to live. “My poems didn’t tell stories. I became a poet in part because I didn’t want to tell stories. As […]