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  1. Origins of the Dream

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    January 15, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Last year on Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Day, I linked to Danez Smith’s poem, “Dinosaurs in the Hood,” on my wildly personal theory that King would have liked it.…


  2. If my career as a blogger falls through, can I earn a living eating other people’s sins?

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    December 18, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Poet, essayist, story-writer and funeral director Thomas Lynch shares a quotation from a history of funeral directing, about a curious functionary, a sort of male scapegoat called the “sin-eater.” It…


  3. 2 poems by Lawrence Raab

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    November 5, 2015 by Reader's Connection

      “It’s Not Just Trains” and “I Was About to Go to Sleep” are from Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts. Published by Tupelo Press, copyright 2015 Lawrence Raab. Used with permission.…


  4. Reading The Sun . . . hey, here’s Nikki-Rosa!

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    November 3, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Remember how I wasn’t capable of listening to audiobooks while I drive, so I invented a new Read Harder Challenge? How I’m going to read magazines all the way through?…


  5. Mary Roach’s Gulp is a great audiobook, but I can’t listen to it, so I’ve invented a new challenge.

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    May 8, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    When I saw audiobooks listed on Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge, my response was swift: Hello? Doesn’t everyone understand that listening to a book while driving is just as dangerous…


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