This Week in Words – Apr 27

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

George Jones died yesterday. Ian Crouch remembers him in a short and sweet piece for The New Yorker. Since “He Stopped Loving Her Today” tribute videos will be much easier to find, I’ll only link to the song he mentions at the end.

Electric Lit is brilliantly capitalizing on the author sext trend that isn’t so much a trend as a wild marketing idea Sam Pink had with Rontel. If you missed those shenanigans, here’s a NSFW – I’m serious, don’t read it at work, unless you work in porn – transcript of the sexts Sam Pink sent.

Check out Ted Weesner’s list of writerly “don’ts” documented in The Review Review and then proceed not to abide by them.

My fiction recommendation this week is Paul Pelkin’s “Bread and Butter” in Spry.

And my final poetry recommendation (for National Poetry Month, not forever) is “The Journey” by Mary Oliver. If I’m going to send you off with something, it might as well be something great.