Week Eight

(Start with my first post if you’re unfamiliar with my lists.)


  • Ruth Stone, “Loss” and Brenda Shaughnessy, “Ever” (poems)
  • Alice Hoffman, “Choose to Plan for the Future” (essay)
  • Ambrose Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (story)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 Overture” performed by the Paris Opera, 2011 (music)


  • Joni Mitchell, “Big Yellow Taxi” (music)
  • David Wujahn, “Written on the Due Date of a Son Never Born” (poem)
  • Bette Green, “An Ordinary Woman” (story)
  • Laurie Rachkus Uttich, “My Mother Returns to 1985” (essay)


  • Caleb Tankersley, “Swamp Creature” (story)
  • Jane Zwart, “Here’s to the Vivid Images That Did Not Change My Life” (essay)
  • Feroz Rather, “Reflections On An Ordinary Grief” (essay)
  • Linda Rondstadt, “You’re No Good” (music)


  • Mary J. Blige, “Thriving” [featuring Nas] (music)
  • Abbie Kiefer, “When My Mom Has Been Dead Eight Months, They Tear Down Lucky Lanes” (poem)
  • Oliver sacks, “My Periodic Table” (essay)
  • Haruki Murakami, “The Kingdom that Failed” (story)


  • Li-Young Lee, “From Blossoms” (poem)
  • Taylor Swift, “exile” [featuring Bon Iver] (music)
  • Danielle Batalion Ola, “Ask Me Anything” (story)
  • Neal Broverman, “Parenting in a World Gone Mad” (essay)


  • Kitty Macfarlane, “Wrecking Days” and “Starling Song” (music)
  • Jane Kenyon, “Coming Home at Twilight in Late Summer” (poem)
  • Aisha Saeed, “The One Who Defines Me” (essay)
  • Anne Mazer, “Forgotten” (story)


  • Anna-Marie McLemore, “Her Hair Was Not of Gold” (essay)
  • Eudora Welty, “A Visit of Charity” (story)
  • Nikky Finney, “Brown Girl Levitation, 1962-1989” (poem)
  • — (music)


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