and one more

Posted: June 4th, 2015 | No Comments »

i deeply hated mary karr’s first memoir, but really love this:

People who didn’t live pre-Internet can’t grasp how devoid of ideas life in my hometown was. The only bookstores sold Bibles the size of coffee tables and dashboard Virgin Marys that glowed in the dark. I stopped in the middle of the SAT to memorize a poem, because I thought, This is a great work of art and I’ll never see it again.

Mary Karr, The Paris Review Art of Memoir No. 1 (via kylelucia)

(via durgapolashi)

(the poem: “Storm Windows,” by Howard Nemerov)

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