theparisreview: “Yeats would spend the whole morning writing five lines of poetry and then he’d be sent up strawberries and cream by Lady Gregory.” Today marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of W. B. Yeats’s death. Stephen Spender on the Irish poet.

jamesandrewcrosby: “The only thing you truly should be able to rely on, is your own mind. For there will come a time when all you hold dear will be stolen; but you will always be the owner of your mind, … Continued

cavetocanvas: Howard Finster, AND THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD, 1976 From the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Reverend Howard Finster created many paintings inspired by biblical events to illustrate his teachings and decorate his two-acre environmental sculpture,Paradise Garden. This painting is part … Continued

theparisreview: “The more we feel love for Brunetto, the more we engage with a sympathy and affection that, stirred by his story and his manner, allows us to see an unrepentant Brunetto.”  Our recap of Canto 15 of Dante’s Inferno.

theparisreview: Fact: Kurt Vonnegut wrote a made-for-TV movie in 1972. It’s called Between Time and Timbuktu, or Prometheus-5: A Space Fantasy. Vonnegut later withdrew from the production: “I am not going to have anything more to do with film—for this reason: I … Continued

Perhaps it is useful, correct, or flawless; and perhaps it is all together – but is it important? Thoughts #26 (via jamesandrewcrosby)

theparisreview: Allen Ginsberg’s final poem “Things I’ll Not Do (Nostalgias).” (via)