On sort of defending Vanessa Place. But not really. But, yeah.
Two poets were included in the recent list of MacArthur Genius Grant winners (and yes, I know that we’re not really supposed to call them ‘genius grants’ or ‘genius awards,’ but, whatever, everyone does, so what are you clinging to? also, Ben Lerner is probably better known as a novelist, but, whatever).
If you’re looking for free tickets to concerts at the Library of Congress, you’re in luck – no more service charges from Ticketmaster! But you’re also out of luck, because they’re mostly sold out (though you can still try and get ‘rush’ tickets before the show).
And there may be a hurricane hitting me today or tomorrow. Wish me luck.