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Friday, August 31, 2012

SL Bit

Check out this Junot Díaz interview in the Sunday Book Review section of the New York Times. He graciously mentions Slow Lightning when asked to name the last book that made him cry:

That’s easy: the winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, Eduardo Corral’s collection, “Slow Lightning.” When I finished that book I bawled. Wise and immense, but peep for yourself: “Once a man offered me his heart and I said no. Not because I didn’t love him. Not because he was a beast or white — I couldn’t love him. Do you understand? In bed while we slept, our bodies inches apart, the dark between our flesh a wick. It was burning down. And he couldn’t feel it.”

*mind blown* *so thankful*

1 comment:

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Was so excited for you when I read this!