In our morning reading: remembering Diane di Prima, talking books with Gina Apostol, and more.
Jason Rice on Lysley Tenorio’s upcoming collection Monstress: “Tenorio writes with a casual precision that bleeds equal parts emotion and resigned complacency.” If you’d like to invest in Portsmouth’s RiverRun Bookstore, this would be a good time to do so. And at Beyond the Margins, a “Save the Bookstore” day is proposed. (Both links via Michele Filgate.) Bill Wyman revisits Blue Velvet. Kate Beaton sends Nancy Drew to the Salem Witch Trials. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.