This Week in Words – May 25

by Treehouse Editors

It’s a holiday weekend, so I’m going to keep this short.

If you want to know what Ginsberg would have you read, or you just want to add some Beat work to your poolside book pile, check out his “celestial homework” from a 1970s class reading list.

If there’s anything worse than anonymous internet feuding, it’s members of the literary community anonymously feuding on the internet (and Wikipedia at that).

If you’re looking for bits of fiction to read during coffee breaks for the next twelve weeks, keep an eye on Matthew Sharpe’s blog (after you’ve finished reading the latest here, of course).

And, just because I can, I’m suggesting you read this poem my sister shared with me. It’s Walt Whitman’s “A Noiseless Patient Spider” and – spoiler – it’s not just about a spider.

Safe and fun weekend, everybody.