Week 4, Day 6: Upbeat, but Behind / by Diana Khoi Nguyen

  • Mark Levine's Debt and Enola Gay (reread, so counts as 0.5 each) [DONE]
  • Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space
  • C.D. Wright's Steal Away  [HALFWAY THROUGH!]
  • John Berrymans' The Dream Songs [a couple pages in!]
  • Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies [DONE!]

Was sick and stayed home from work yesterday. Since books are kept at work, I'm behind!

Hopefully will finish CD Wright's selected today and make good headway into Berryman.

JB remarked that basically I have more than 5 books this week since Wright and Berryman consists of multiple books collected . . . and I told him that I like to try to make myself fail. But there's the buffer of Friday-Sunday, where it's still March, which means maybe I can still complete everything in this month.

Poeming begins Monday! Terrifying. I hope to read 1-2 books a week during poem-month, but not sure how things'll shake out yet.

My life is one big TTD list, but I'm enjoying the learning/challenge. Without structure, I'm a sloth. Cf: yesterday all day.