#heather christle
poetrywillsaveme · 10 months ago
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Heather Christle, The Trees The Trees: ‘The Air of Ruthlessness in Spring’
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thingsworthsaving · a year ago
As far as words go, 'crying' is louder and 'weeping' is wetter. When people explain the difference between the two to English-language learners they say that weeping is more formal, can sound archaic in everyday speech. You can hear this in their past tenses—the plainness of 'cried', the velvet cloak of 'wept'. I remember arguing once with a teacher who insisted 'dreamt' was incorrect, dreamed the only proper option. She was wrong, of course, in both philological and moral ways, and ever since I've felt a peculiar attachment to the t's of the past: weep, wept, sleep, slept, leave, left. There's a finality there, a quiet completion, of which 'd' has never dreamt.
Heather Christle, from The Crying Book
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kafk-a · a year ago
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Heather Christle
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deformititties · 2 months ago
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The Trees The Trees by Heather Christle
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talaypuens · a month ago
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I CAN SEE A SOFT BLUSH CROSS YOUR FACE —  vice versa (2022) ⪢ episode three
anthony t. hincks || vera nazarian  || heather christle, heliopause: ‘dear seth’ || ibi zoboi, american street || john ortberg, soul keeping: caring for the most important part of you || lilly black, a jade’s trick || marika hackman, pink light
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mirroredroads · a year ago
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on the people who keep us going through the dark
Heather Christle, “Then We Are in Agreement” / @robotomojo / Ross Gay, “The Book of Delights” / bjennymontero on Instagram / Lora Mathis, “Friend Crushes” / Salman Toor, “After Party II” / May Young, “To All My Friends” / briscoepark on Instagram
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bostonpoetryslam · a year ago
How can I help but love the whole stupid planet? In which I make mistakes. In which growing occurs almost daily, for those who don't expire.
Heather Christle, “Variations on an Animal Kingdom,” from The Difficult Farm
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aemperatrix · 3 months ago
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misconceptionsofus · 2 months ago
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the-ghost-king · a year ago
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the parallel of hands guiding lovers together
heather christle, “then we are in agreement”  //  helga mcleod, “holding hands”// madeline miller, “the song of achilles” // erwin rudolf weiss, “the kiss” // mary oliver, “west wind” // “elisa y marcela” (2019) // hadestown, “wait for me” // “novitiate” (2017) // rick riordan, trials of apollo, “tower of nero” // 
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feral-ballad · 7 months ago
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Heather Christle, from The Crying Book
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queen-of-thunder · a year ago
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Air • Water • Fire
“Postcolonial Love Poem” by Natalie Diaz // “Cradle” by Anis Mojgani // Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald // Post by @starei // “Sowing” by Audre Lorde // Untitled by @cielosky // “Love Poem: Mermaid” by Donika Kelly // “Outbound” by Hieu Minh Nguyen // “That Little Bird Was Not Okay” by Heather Christle
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firstfullmoon · a year ago
I remember walking through the morning after a night of heavy snow and drink with headphones on and they played me the most perfect song: no one was awake and I was hungover young as clean as a piano I thought and at any moment someone might fall in love with me I was that woven into the electric cold bright air and for weeks after I went through the album in search of the song but could not find it and later much later I saw that what I had taken to be the song was in fact the joyous concordance of a moment that would not come again
— Heather Christle, “Perfect Song”
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lesbian-helen-gansey · 8 months ago
10 Favorite Books of 2021
Making this list made me realize that I read a lot of books this year that I just felt meh about, which was kind of disappointing, but these are the really good ones! About 70% of what I read was fiction, and about 70% were written by women. This is also where I once again add the caveat that I’m terrible at summarizing books, but I do have good taste. You just have to trust me. 
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book is about four celebrity siblings who are hosting the party of the summer, and the narrative takes place over the course of the party as everything starts to go wrong. It’s my favorite kind of book in that it’s about people’s relationships with each other, which all books are kind of about, but this one especially. The bond between siblings, the pressure each of them feels in their role in the family, how can you be responsible for each other when no adult has been responsible for you etc. Calling all Lynch Siblings Lovers. (Adult fiction)
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
This is not a feel good read. This book made me very sad, but Alan Hollinghurst is one of, if not my favorite writer, so it’s worth it. I’ve never read another author that describes the specificity and complexity of human emotion the way that he does. This book takes place during the 80s in England, and is about Nick, a gay man, who moves in with his friend’s wealthy conservative family. It follows his experiences over the course of several years of trying to exist as a gay man in this time and find meaningful relationships with people without being able to be very open with any of them. It’s very character driven and is about Nick’s emotional experience as he tries to figure out who he is and how he fits in the world. Hollinghurst is such a talented writer and the book really shows off his craft. (Adult Fiction)
The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
This is a super interesting book about how structural racism in America has led to the country’s economic inequality. It talks about the history of a variety of policies including housing and social safety programs and how people would rather destroy these programs entirely than see Black people benefit from them. These is really accessible nonfiction as it’s very narrative based. (Non-fiction)
The Crying Book by Heather Christle
If you love the web-weaving style posts on this website, than this book is for you. This book is all about crying -how we cry, why we cry, what it means to cry-, and Christle weaves together science, philosophy, and her personal experience into something that reads both like a personal essay and an extended poem. It’s really creative and beautiful. I don’t think anything else like it exists. Every page had a quote I wanted to remember. (creative non-fiction) 
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
A group of old college friends take their annual New Year’s Eve trip to a secluded hunting lodge. It seems like their personal drama and the secrets they’re keeping will be enough drama to keep them busy for the trip, until someone is killed. A snowstorm means no one can get in or out of the lodge. New secrets, old friends, someone dead, no help on the way. (Adult fiction)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
It seems almost unfair to say I read this book In 2021 when what really happened was that is took me over a year to get through this audiobook, but I did finish it in 2021, so I’m saying it counts. This book is about a boy, Theo, whose mother dies in a terrorist attack at an art museum. It follows him trying to come to terms with this trauma as he becomes an adult. He also stole a painting, which is both the entire point and not the point. This book is very much an exercise in craft with extensive descriptions that Tartt can only get away with because she is such a talented writer. A book that’s worth the effort. (Adult Fiction)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 
Another TJK! This one is about a famous movie star, Evelyn Hugo, during the golden age of Hollywood. She is looking back on her infamous life and career through the lens of her seven different husbands. I cried more reading this book than any other in recent memory, but in a good way, obviously. I agree with all the popular praise of this book that talks about how vivid Evelyn’s life seems, that it seems like she must have been a real actress. For all the times I got emotional, this was a really fun read, mostly light and easy. (Adult fiction)
The Hunting Wives by May Cobb
This year I got really into domestic thriller type books, I think in part because they tend to be quick and easy, and they also really center around the lives of women. This book is about a young mom, Sophie, who recently moved her family to a small town in Texas. Her new life isn’t what she thought it would be, and she becomes fascinated with the gorgeous and wealthy Margot. As her friendship obsession with Margot becomes more intense, she begins to spiral into a world of sex and violence she’s not sure she can get out of, or even really wants to. (Adult Fiction)
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Steifvater
This was both a very thoughtful and heart warming book that made me very happy. I just thought it was the sweetest thing, and I really loved it. It’s about a family who preforms miracles and the people who seek them out. After a miracle goes wrong for one of their cousins, they reconsider if their traditions are as true as they think they are. Also, people fall in love. Maggie Steifvater has such a knack for creating complex, loveable characters, and this book is no different. (young adult fiction)
The Girls are All so Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
This is by far the craziest book I read this year. If you want to read about girls being evil to each other and villainous behavior, this is the book for you. Told in two timelines, Amb is attending her college reunion and is being threatened with revenge for what she did her freshman year. It’s about the pressure women feel to compete with each other and the way that projecting your insecurities onto others can make you into the vilian in the story really quickly  (Adult Fiction, cw sa)
(I feel like everyone on here already knows I loved Call Down the Hawk and Mister Impossible, so It feels redundant to put them on the list, but those too!!)
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deformititties · 2 months ago
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The Trees The Trees by Heather Christle
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boygirldeer · a year ago
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hannibal (2013-2015) // heather christle heliopause
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sapphoslyrical · 4 months ago
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The crying book , Heather Christle
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