This is an end of year post

Hiya Fomoteers! Just a heads up that I’m also posting this on my personal blog Random Schmandom (but I’ll go through and edit and throw in some new jokes for my Fomoteers because y’all rock and deserve it). I wanted to feel productive this year and also that blog has died and resurrected more times… Read More This is an end of year post

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

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