Rebecca Solnit

Writer Spotlight: On the Inimitable Rebecca Solnit

Men Explain Things to Me. Hope In the Dark. A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Storming the Gates of Paradise. The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. These are just a few of the titles written by the writer Rebecca Solnit, a brilliant prose writer, sharp cultural critic, and vocal environmental advocate.

In addition to writing some twenty-odd books on feminism, western & indigenous history, and power & social change, among other topics…

What We're Reading Now: Anne Sexton, more Solnit

Today the sun finally broke through the clouds in LA! It's been a slow, cloudy spring here, and we spent the morning in a Los Feliz coffeeshop reading Anne Sexton. 

Anne Sexton (b. 1928, d. 1974) was a popular American poet of the 1960s and 70s, Her talents developed rapidly, and her simple, forceful imagery and suburban realism made her work accessible. 

Some of our favorite poems were Starry NightThe Balance Wheel, and Just Once. What are some of your favorite poems?

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We're also still carrying around another one of Rebecca Solnit's book, The Mother of All Questions--her work is too good!