Mary Karr is an acclaimed poet. Her memoir, The Liars Club , won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. She is the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University.
RT @dailyzen: The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.
by @marykarrlit - 22 hours ago
The Kremlin organized 17 Trump rallies: why am I not surprised....
RT @JamesMartinSJ: Gospel: Jesus says he's critiqued for being a "glutton and drunkard." In other words, for living it up. Joy is part of h…
by @marykarrlit - yesterday
RT @kashanacauley: "I'm a centrist on genocide." https://t.co/MJGXGayrc7
If yr kid had a conflict with a smaller, shorter kid, how healthy is it for for the bigger kid to threaten total destruction of another.
MaryKarrLit - 2 days ago
Unlike more high falutin scriveners, I'm tickled skippy Liars'Club got a #1 #OprahBookClub spot. When it was published 20+ years back I was second place on The New York Times list more than a year. I needed to learn patience, I guess, and enough humility that I right off bowed my head to say thanks. Then I helicoptered my bra over my head and whooped. Lotta memoirists on the list I'm always thrilled to be linked to--Cheryl Strayed & Liz Gilbert & Ta-Nehisi Coates & Didion & Jesmyn Ward & Esmerelda Santiago, Angelou, et al...
Prayers for my student Lindsay fighting sickle cell anemia--she's a terrific young writer who deserves a miracle.
MaryKarrLit - 4 days ago
Happy bday to one of the planet's great humans, Phil Jackson, aka The Zenmaster (& a bestie of yours truly)
To love at all is to be vulnerable--CS Lewis
MaryKarrLit - 7 days ago
Read this amazing piece by former Montana firefighter (and current Syracuse MFAer) Anastasia Selby @anastasiaselby -- proud to call her our student!
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