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First Words 24: To Kill a Mockingbird

In Uncategorized on 02/22/2016 at 18:28

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First Words 24: To Kill a Mockingbird

In Uncategorized on 02/22/2016 at 18:23

A throwback to a legendary writer, rest easy Ms. Lee.

stahr magazine

Harper Lee announced today that this summer she will release a sort-of sequel to 1960’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Assuming the novel comes out around July, Go Set a Watchman will mark the Pulitzer Prize winning author’s second work of long fiction in more than half a century.

There are a number of reasons to be excited about this book, and just as many reasons to worry. First and foremost, this is Harper Lee we are talking about, perhaps the greatest single-book writer of all time. Mockingbird works on too many levels to name, an episodic children’s book that also functions as a cohesive work of adult themes, politics, racism, murder, social excommunication, sexual development, and so much more. To re-enter Maycomb, simply put, would be a joy, and alongside Scout Finch, no less.

*Try 40 mil, man

It should however be noted that Watchman was written, in its entirety…

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Poem: Team of Foxes

In poem on 09/17/2015 at 18:50

“TEAM OF FOXES”
Somewhere green we met —
out of reach and shit.
Something smells like grass,
summer always happened fast.

A band of foxes sent
on the diamond they descend.
Driven mad with their disease,
stole your daughter through the trees.

Will you chase me?
Before all of this collapse.
Will you race me?
(Scar pink, moth black.)

You forgot your daddy’s joke
though you often smell like smoke.
Stood me up in Long Beach —
you were such a Georgia peach.

Will you chase me? Will you race me there?