American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Essay · Excerpt · Passage · Poetry · Ukrainian-American Culture

Olena Kalytiak Davis

… This morning my love was briefly stuck in my throat as I remembered all the soil and sadness, remembered seeing you on certain streets and corners, remembered all the rubble and the clang. Remember how it is and isn’t fragile? How it speaks in ears and fingers takes days and hours and still it… Continue reading Olena Kalytiak Davis

Rate this:

Adult · American Culture · American Literature · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fairy Tale · Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Mythology · Paraphrase · Quote · Romance · Russian Culture

Catherynne M. Valente

‘Forests have secrets,’ he said gently. ‘It’s practically what they’re for. To hide things. To separate one world from another.’ —  Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless. (Tor Books; First Edition edition March 29, 2011)

Rate this:

Contemporary · Dialogue · Excerpt · Online Anthology · Online Magazine · Online Review · Passage · Periodical · Poetry

Terrance Hayes

Sometimes my body is a guitar, a hole waiting in wood, wires trembling to sleep. To identify what you are, to be loved by what you identify, I thought This is how the blood sings into the self. I thought what was hollow in me would be shaped into music. —  Terrance Hayes,  from “Arbor… Continue reading Terrance Hayes

Rate this:

Adult · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fiction · Novel · Paraphrase · Quote · Relationships · Romance

Jill Alexander Essbaum

Make no mistake: everything has a variant. Like versions of truth, like versions of love, there are versions of sleep. The deepest sleep is meant only for children and perfect fools. Everyone else must pay each night her restless due. ― Jill Alexander Essbaum, Hausfrau. (Random House; First Edition first Printing edition March 17, 2015)

Rate this:

American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Faith · Inspirational · Motivational · Nature · Passage · Poetry · Spiritual

Mary Oliver

Not anyone who says, “I’m going to be  careful and smart in matters of love,” who says, “I’m going to choose slowly,” but only those lovers who didn’t choose at all but were, as it were, chosen by something invisible and powerful and uncontrollable and beautiful and possibly even unsuitable — only those know what… Continue reading Mary Oliver

Rate this: