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.
O woe, my old pal #DenisJohnson has entered the ether and who knows the cause--only 67! RIP https://t.co/Os8t11N8YQ
by @marykarrlit - yesterday
So disappointed to know my student who was studying #horology has been working on watches all this time....
[To] be stupid, selfish, and to have good health are three requirements of happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.--Flaubert
Never knew I could ❤️a Papal Papa like I do Francis. This photo says it all. #PopeTrump https://t.co/1usZ2XwRho
by @marykarrlit - 2 days ago
Prayer feels so futile, but I'd feel like an asshole unless I closed my eyes to muster towards the #ManchesterArena
by @marykarrlit - 3 days ago
MaryKarrLit - 16 hours ago
RIP Denis Johnson: You mattered.
(thnx to Alexander Chee & Scott Edward Anderson for reminding me of this poem)
MaryKarrLit - yesterday
This killer subway foto of Seamus Heaney & Derek Walcott reminds me that in our darkest hours poetry still matters! (courtesy of Rowan Ricardo Philips)
MaryKarrLit - 3 days ago
Prayer feels so futile, but I'd feel like an asshole unless I closed my eyes & tried to muster towards the #ManchesterArena
MaryKarrLit - 4 days ago
For twenty years, I papered my bathroom walls with New Yorker rejection slips, so anytime they take a poem, I feel like it's the triumph of simple persistence....
MaryKarrLit - 5 days ago
The top hat I slapped on my head today at Philip Roth's house once sat on the teeming head of Saul Bellow. Yikes! #IntellectualCrossdressing
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