Alice Provensen, I believe
Bioblitz photography requires a special vehicle to find a special species.
Recently spotted in our collection: Patrons Are People: How to Be a Model Librarian, published by the American Library Association in 1956 and full of helpful hints prepared and illustrated by Sarah Leslie Wallace.
"Don’t eat me!" My bagel said. But it was too late: he was toast.
WHAT AN UNUSUALLY ACCURATE GREETING CARD
she (not Sophie Calle) introduces me to new ideas and experiences and artists…such as Sophie Calle. and for all these reasons, plus more, I’m grateful and appreciative. Dare I say…I’m happy.
I love Sophie Calle. Get your hands on this book if you can.
You Are Going to Die
After a Rain
by Mary Ruefle
They noticed, you see, that I was a noticing
kind of person, and so they left the dictionary
out in the rain and I noticed it,
I noticed it was open to the rain page,
much harm had come to it, it had aged to the age
of ninety-five paper years and I noticed rainbow
follows rain in the book, just as it does on
earth, and I noticed it was silly of me to
notice so much but I noticed there is no stationary
in heaven, I noticed an infant will grip your hand like
there is no tomorrow, while the very aged
will give you a weightless hand for the same reason,
I noticed in a loving frenzy that some are hemlocked
and others are not (believe me yours unspeakably obliged),
I noticed whoever I met in my search for entrance
into this world went too far (but that was their
destination) and I noticed the road followed roughly
the route of a zipper around a closed case,
I noticed the sea was human but no one believed me,
and that some birds have the wingspan of an inch
and some flowers the petal span of a foot yet the two
are very well suited to each other, I noticed that.
There are eight major emotional states but I forget
seven of them, I can hear the ambulance singing
but I don’t think it will stop for me,
because I noticed the space between the waterfall and
the rock and I am safe there, resting in
the cradle of all there is, the way a sea horse
(when it is tired) will tie its tail to a seaweed
and rest, and there has not been, in my opinion,
enough astonishment over this fact, so now I will
withdraw my interest in the whole external world
while I am in the noticing mode, notice how I
talk to you just as if you were sitting on my lap
and not as if it were raining, not as if there were
a sheet of water between us or anything else.
Book dedications to the reader
- The Liar - Stephen Fry
- The House of Hades - Rick Riordan
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
- Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
- Is It Just Me? - Miranda Hart