The June issue the online issue Everyday Genius is in print. We super recommend you pick up a copy, and not just because I have a story in it (previewed on the site today) or because we get a nice nod in Adam’s note:
This is the first time we’ve gone to print, though. The decision was mostly inspired by Hobart’s Lucky 13 issue. It’s so beautiful, the writing so well mixed. I wanted to give it a try.
Really, like just about everything EG/PG/Adam Robinson-related, it’s great. (via Everyday Genius)
My mom paid me $100 to memorize Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Verse 21 of the first chapter: “For to me, to live is Christ, to die is gain.” I remember parsing that out, wrestling with the strange grammar, and deciding that Paul’s use of the infinitive put more emphasis on the elegance of his statement than its meaning. This was my first poetic impulse.Adam Robinson, “When I in Awesome Wonder” | Winter 2012-13 | Fence Portal
today on the Ho’…
The Haberdash by Adam Robinson:
When I’m reading a book
and some character at a party
gets up to leave and, as he leaves,
“gathers up his hat,” say,
“from a cloak room,” say,
then I get all unsettled in my quiet.
I want too to get up. My heart,
a little Russian pig, gets going.
AND… Thunderbirds: Who, Why, And How by Rebecca Scherm:
There’s been a lot of talk about Executives in the news lately, a lot of mystery and confusion. For the last year, I’ve had a side-gig proofreading executive resumes. Now I know all about Executives: how they are made, what they hope and fear, how they communicate with each other. I’m basically fluent.
Now, on to your questions.