Archive for July, 2013

Blog #107: Meeting Rebecca Solnit and Anne Carson in Stykkishólmur’s Library of Water

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Highlights from Iceland include a wilderness pilgrimage from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmark, birds…from wheatear to gyrfalcon, the butchering of whales, and–in Roni Horn’s Library of Water–an encounter with Anne Carson’s “Wildly Constant.” Today’s blog will focus on Anne Carson. In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit writes that [...]

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Matremoir Tweet Summary: The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers I’m off to Iceland tomorrow, and I want to get one last post up before three weeks of Iceland induced silence. Ideally, I should be talking about how Aron Senkpiel, the Colman’s Mustard poster, grizzly bears, Fathers: A Literary Anthology, glacial streams, Jo Shapcott and mosquitoes [...]

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Blog #106: Joan Didion Revisited

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers “Returned from Klondyke” as the famous Colman’s mustard poster has it, and I’m itching to write about meeting Jo Shapcott in Whitehorse and about hiking Slims River West in Kluane with Robert Macfarlane and Rebecca Solnit in my backpack. I have been to remote and wild [...]

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