Hi, folks! The spring cleaning continues in this [blank] garden of mine! As I mentioned last week, I decided to transfer some of my reading project pages to… Read more “Persephone Books”
Hi, folks! I’ve been reading through some of the books on the Women’s Prize 2021 longlist, and I’d like to write brief notes about them. The last… Read more “Women’s Prize 2021: Dolan, Leilani, Peters & Bennett”
Hi, folks! Spring is in full swing, but there is still time for a reading list for the season. First, a reckoning: did I finish my last… Read more “Books on My Spring 2021 TBR”
“It is best for us to continue in the belief that Eve actually ate an apple, and immediately ruined Adam in consequence! I like this belief, too, it speaks so well for the progressive power of women.” – 26 July 1857, ‘Early journalism’, in The Morgesons and Other Writings
The sadness of others one should leave alone. It is a small garden, a fragile delicate Arcadia, one should not disturb it. – I Am the Brother of XX
About this [blank] garden
“I am younger each year at the first snow.”
– Anne Sexton, in a letter to W. D. Snodgrass, in 1958.
A Self-portrait in Letters, (2004)
This is my blank space. A white page, as good as a garden covered in snow, not yet cultivated, but with some strong Spring hidden within; something simple, clean, yet to be stained; a seed with some flower all curled up inside, first waiting, then slowly unraveling.