I am weaning myself from coffee and lack the energy to properly get out of bed, let alone blog any original content. Meanwhile, here is a sampling from the blogs of the caffeinated.
Everyone else is hating on this, but I think it’s cool that McSweeny’s is publishing formal poetry. (pantoums & sunryu only!)
Rarely Likeable has a a really good link bucket up. Nice opportunities over there.
Speaking of links, Erika’s Monday Opportunities are pretty sweet! She posts a call for a $10K fellowship!
Patrick House knows the secret to winning the New Yorker cartoon caption contest. (As for me, I look at the cartoons, see that there is a joke in there somewhere, and then I give up.)
The New Yorker summer fiction issue is out. George Saunders is in it!
The New York Times has asked writers what books they’d recommend to the presidential candidates. Who knew Junot Diaz could be so sentimental?
Lizzie Skurnick reads all the S.E. Hinton books. (You remember The Outsiders, right? Did you know the author was a woman? Did you know she was just 17 when she published her first book??)