April 8th, 2014
picadorbooks

William Shakespeare’s Dark Lady Sonnet CXLVIII

O me, what eyes hath Love put in my head,
Which have no correspondence with true sight!
Or, if they have, where is my judgment fled,
That censures falsely what they see aright?
If that be fair whereon my false eyes dote,
What means the world to say it is not so?
If it be not, then love doth well denote
Love’s eye is not so true as all men’s no.
How can it? O, how can Love’s eye be true
That is so vex’d with watching and with tears?
No marvel then though I mistake my view;
The sun itself sees not till heaven clears.
    O cunning Love! with tears thou keep’st me blind,
    Lest eyes well-seeing thy foul faults should find.

To read more of Shakespeare’s ”Dark Lady” sonnets, download a copy of Sally O’Reilly’s FREE Shakespeare’s Dark Lady eBook

April 1st, 2014
angelamelamud

We’re kicking off National Poetry Month with a free eBook!

Shakespeare’s Dark Lady is a must-read for poetry lovers and the ideal companion to Sally O’Reilly’s stunning debut, Dark Aemilia. The eBook includes William Shakespeare’s Dark Lady sonnets (127-154), a poem by Aemilia Bassano Layner (England’s first female poet and the dark lady of Shakespeare’s sonnets), a historical note by the author, and an excerpt from Dark Aemilia.

January 22nd, 2014
mgobbo

Number three in Madeline Gobbo’s The Trip to Echo Spring portraits, the maddening, fantastic John Berryman.

"Why drink so, two days running?

two months, O seasons, years, two decades running?

I answer (smiles) my question on the cuff:

Man, I been thirsty.”

September 12th, 2013
angelamelamud

"My making and my writing is one thing… Pots turn into words, and words turn into pots."

The New York Times profiles Edmund de Waal, celebrated potter and author of The Hare with Amber Eyes.

August 2nd, 2013
picadorbooks
Bookmarked: A Weekly Roundup of Pages Being Shared Around the Picador OfficeAngela is reading on the difficulties involved in designing a Lolita book cover. Of it’s cover design Nabokov originally wrote to his publisher: 

“I want pure colors, melting clouds, accurately drawn details, a sunburst above a receding road with the light reflected in furrows and ruts, after rain. And no girls.” 

Darin just finished reading The Trip to Echo Spring. His opinion on the book that goes into why writers drink: “Amazing.” He is also enjoying My Education by Susan Choi.Madeline thinks comment threads are great fodder for poetry, as evidenced by David Hernandez’s “Comment Thread in Response to the 100 Best Flowers of the Year.”

Bookmarked: A Weekly Roundup of Pages Being Shared Around the Picador Office

Angela is reading on the difficulties involved in designing a Lolita book cover. Of it’s cover design Nabokov originally wrote to his publisher: 

“I want pure colors, melting clouds, accurately drawn details, a sunburst above a receding road with the light reflected in furrows and ruts, after rain. And no girls.” 

Darin just finished reading The Trip to Echo Spring. His opinion on the book that goes into why writers drink: “Amazing.” He is also enjoying My Education by Susan Choi.

Madeline thinks comment threads are great fodder for poetry, as evidenced by David Hernandez’s “Comment Thread in Response to the 100 Best Flowers of the Year.”

May 6th, 2013
angelamelamud
myjetpack:



My new book of cartoons “You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack” is out now. Details are here.

myjetpack:

My new book of cartoons “You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack” is out now. Details are here.

April 16th, 2013
koltberinger

Congrats to Sharon Olds, Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

"12 YEARS OLD" BY SHARON OLDS

When my girl and her friend walk away from me
at the swimming pool, I see her friend’s
sweet stick legs, thin as
legs drawn by a child, and then I
see my daughter’s curved hocks and
haunches, her hips that behind my back have
swelled until they taper delicious as
chicken legs, the liquid meat of the
thigh. Her joints gently grind and
suck and rock as she walks in rich
innocence toward the diving board, her
chest flat as a plank, the front of her
torso meek and raw as a kid’s, but her
ass delicately flashes its signals:
Soon, now
, the gold glow of the
warning lights. She mounts the ladder, her
skin twinkling wet as the basted
broiler halfway done to a turn, she
sways her frail way down the board
waving its wand in the air, the water
far below her rich with college boys, she
grins toward me, her head slick, and
takes the plunge, her pale body
plummeting through the air in silence and then
entering the water with the charged thrust of her
knife into the chicken when she is really hungry.

“12 years old,” copyright © 1985 by Sharon Olds. “12 years old” appeared in The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms copyright © 2004 by The Paris Review (A Picador Paperback Original, 2004).

March 29th, 2013
angelamelamud

Bookmarked: Pages Being Shared in the Picador Office

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Henry assures you that these invisible water paintings aren’t an illusion.

Angela needs $75,000 to purchase a stash of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s hand-written poetry.

Elizabeth is peeking at the staff picks shelves from indie bookstores all over America.

James wants you to skip to the three-minute mark of this classic clip of Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed duetting on Cole Porter’s “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love.”

Gabrielle really enjoyed this piece from DesignTaxi on how people sit in business meetings and what it says about them. She’s not saying which one she is.

Darin is reading Cloudstreet and Former People, and just finished The Book of My Lives and a memoir called Stet by famed editor Diana Athill.

March 16th, 2013
ggantz

“I wrote my first memoir by accident and my second by design. … At some point, I realized they’re no more autobiographical than my poems and stories. Now I can’t imagine a reason to stop writing what will eventually be called memoir.”

Sarah Manguso, Up Front, New York Times Book Review

September 11th, 2012
ggantz

My Father’s Fortune
But Not for Long
The Fate of Nature 

August 14th, 2012
ggantz

Luminous Airplanes
Fly By Wire
The City of Your Final Destination

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