The Letters I Will Never Send
A collection of poetic confessional letters to the most influential people in your life from TikTok spoken word poet. For fans of Burn After Writing, Wreck This Journal and Rupi Kaur.
Embrace honesty and heal beautifully. In The Letters I Will Never Send, TikTok poet Isabella Dorta urges you to leave nothing unsaid and take comfort in moving poems on love, heartbreak, mental health and self-discovery.
With beautiful line illustrations and over 100 poems written in the form of confessional letters addressed to the most influential figures in your life- Your younger self Your future self Your lover Your body Your family and more Take the ultimate step.
Read, rip out, burn or send the letters out into the world. Write your own and share them with the people in your life. Just don’t hold back!
Old Babes in the Wood
They explore the full warp and weft of experience, from two best friends disagreeing about their shared past, to the right way to stop someone from choking; from a daughter determining if her mother really is a witch, to what to do with inherited relics such as World War II parade swords.
They feature beloved cats, a confused snail, Martha Gellhorn, George Orwell, philosopher-astronomer-mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, a cabal of elderly female academics, and an alien tasked with retelling human fairy tales.
At the heart of the collection is a stunning sequence that follows a married couple as they travel the road together, the moments big and small that make up a long life of love — and what comes after.
The glorious range of Atwood’s creativity and humanity is on full beam in these tales, which by turns delight, illuminate and quietly devastate.
The Vein of Gold
Julia draws from her remarkable teaching experience to help readers reach out into ever-broadening creative horizons. As in The Artist’s Way, she combines eloquent essays with playful and imaginative experiential exercises to make The Vein of Gold an extraordinary book of learning-through-doing.
Inspiring essays on the creative process and more than one hundred engaging and energizing tasks involve the reader in “inner play,” leading to authentic growth, renewal, and healing.
Self takes us with him: from the foibles of his typewriter repairman to the irradiated exclusion zone of Chernobyl, to the Australian outback, and to literary forms past and future. With his characteristic intellectual brio, Self aims his inimitable eye at titans of literature like Woolf, Kafka, Orwell, and Conrad.
He writes movingly on W.G. Sebald’s childhood in Germany and provocatively describes the elevation of William S. Burroughs’s Junky from shocking pulp novel to beloved cult classic.
Self also expands on his regular column in Literary Hub to ask readers, how, what, and ultimately why we should read in an ever-changing world. Whether he is writing on the rise of the bookshelf as an item of furniture in the nineteenth century or on the impossibility of Googling his own name in a world lived online, Self’s trademark intoxicating prose and mordant, energetic humor infuse every piece.
A book that examines how the human stream of consciousness flows into and out of literature, Why Read will satisfy both old and new readers of this icon of contemporary literature.