In this edition of Bookmarks – black birds, black sausage, black rights, black paintings, and black humor (somewhere). Onwards!
What you’ve missed (or what you miss):
1. “Why We Can’t Wait” – A seminal (if now slightly overlooked) account on a key moment in the American Civil Rights movement, as told by one of its most powerful leaders.
2. Le Bourdain Noir – This was the post about black sausage.
3. Waiting for [A New Post] – Throwaway post about self-made painting, etc.
4. Fiction and Argument – How do you build a room? Imagine what would happen if you had one.
5. Thirty-Nine Reasons… – Two Poems That Are Of Great Cultural And Aesthetic Interest, Largely Because They Are Not Adorned Here With Pitiful GIFs Or Memes
6. Wild Horses – It’s the Year of the Horse, so here’s a fable to herald the moment.
8. “Don’t Sound Like a Sonnet” – To write a sonnet strains the restless mind.
9. The Shelf Life of Good Humor – Why don’t we remember comedies as well as we do tragedies?
10. “A Thousand Little Accidents” – Speaking with authority, while subverting it at the same time.
2. The spirit of A.A. Milne lives on. To put it another way – the cutest story you might ever hear.
Enjoy the rest of Black History Month!