midwest sunday salon reading

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“send her off to a coconut island”

Jamaica was amazing. We workshopped our writing, swam, and ate a ton of awesome food: papaya, jerk chicken, plantains, and goat. Also, I saw dolphins swimming for the first time IRL.

Bliss
Bliss

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Spa Day
Spa Day
Elizabeth and I underwater
Elizabeth and I underwater

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THANK YOU NICK CURLEY

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Legs Led Get Astray by Chloe Caldwell (Future Tense)
As someone who spent months on this site reviewing the first season of Girls, let me tell you: this is where the real comedic lady-angst is at. Like a new In the Red or Drag City record that gets incredibly old rock and roll concepts exactly right, Caldwell refracts common themes of sex and drugs in Brooklyn and makes them into something so lusciously told that they feel like tender mercy, so blunt as to be bold, and so authentic that you could have lived them last weekend. Purchased at Book Thug Nation, and consumed at the outset of short-shorts season.

–Nick Curley

Read his list of faves here.