1. Sometimes even bad frig magnet poetry is too bad to share so we make rotating gifs and pray you don't read fast. The bad title is 'Blazing' and the gif goes by blazingly fast. Perhaps it should be called 'Deconstruction.'
2. This from Book Riot: 'Books I'll Never Reread.' Her choice is Cormac McCarthy's The Road, a book I've very deliberately never read for the very reasons she doesn't want to reread it. On my list would be Needful Things by Stephen King (I'm very sorry I read it the first time) and William Styron's Sophie's Choice. Also Knock on Any Door.
3. The New York Times examines James Franco, poet, and we end up feeling kind of sorry for him, such close critical attention and all. Oh wait. Maybe that's just what he's.... I believe we've written of his possible awfulness as a poet before. This is a slightly more in depth examination. I take heart that if MFA holder and Oscar host James Franco can write bad poetry maybe we can too. Oh wait.
4. “The craft or art of writing is the clumsy attempt to find symbols for the wordlessness.” —John Steinbeck. In some cases you may pray for wordlessness.
5. Pop Quiz on Slate: Can You Identify These ’70s Hits by Just Their First Second? Yes. I could. Fourteen of them.
James Franco just makes us feel better about the entire process. Cue Sam Smith