A Life in Hand: Tranströmer’s Brief, Resounding Memoir

The size of Tomas Tranströmer’s poetic memoir is initially striking: a book the size of a hand distinguished itself amongst the others at the local bookstore. Then a sticker: “2011 Nobel Prize Winner.” Sold. One could read a Nobel Laureate’s autobiographical montage without spilling out hours necessary for other classics. Maybe in a day. The… Read More A Life in Hand: Tranströmer’s Brief, Resounding Memoir

A Bunch of Feelings to Hit You in the Feels–Probably

Greetings Planet FOMO! Not super important but is there something we call ourselves here at Planet FOMO?  Like, are we FOMites or FOMOteers or…Planeteers?  FOMers?  I wasn’t sure.  Leave me a comment so that myself and the admins can know what you wanna be called.  Otherwise I’ll just treat you all like my cats and… Read More A Bunch of Feelings to Hit You in the Feels–Probably

The Power of Our Wants: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

Vikings repillaging a town. Child molestation at a traveling fair. A fraternal feud at its culmination. Wells Tower’s eccentric collection of nine stories comprises what it means to be human and flawed in our relationships, romantic or not. Laced with crisp aphorisms and provocative analogies, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (2009) cements Tower as a master… Read More The Power of Our Wants: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned