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“love is not a state, a feeling, a disposition, but an exchange, uneven, fraught with history, with ghosts, with longings that are more or less legible to those who try to see one another with their own faulty vision”
Judith Butler as quoted by Lynne Segal in this lecture from ‘Radical Thinkers: the art, sex and politics of feminism’ at the Tate Modern, 9th February 2015 (Via Verso)

“Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts. This does not mean I am finished with life.”
Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer (Via The New York Times)

“…even though
most of us were too prepared you
preferred to joke before we went on
before the poetry light hit us on the face
it did not matter to you — you just carved
chiseled punctured rotated danced
and whirred past a distant gate”
excerpt from Hey Phil by Juan Felipe Herrera, for Phil Levine, RIP (via LARB)

“This week, authors, activists, and PEN Members ranging from Lili Taylor to Andrew Solomon to Ayana Mathis and poet Eileen Myles took the stage in front of a packed house at Theatre 80 for a unique reading to give voice and a feeling of physical presence to Mohamedou Slahi, author of the recently released Guantánamo Diary—a book Mark Danner called the “most profound account yet written of what it is like to be the collateral damage of the United State’s War on Terror.”
Via Pen

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