The Awl has an interesting series on Bad Influences. I particularly enjoyed The Writer with the Pink Velvet Pants.
Sarah Gerard writes an excellent piece on of the recent translation of Clarice Lispector's novel, The Passion According to G.H. in Bomblog. (Lispector is one of my favorite Brazilian authors).
Today in literary history, 1964, the Supreme Court overturned obscenity ruling on Henry Miller's The Tropic of Cancer
How well do you know James Joyce and Ulysses?
Love poems and wildflowers in June.