This summer I'm reading Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and the poetry collection Culture of One by Alice Notley, whose book is a meditation on a woman who lives alone in the Southwest in a dumpster. Oh, it doesn't sound like fun! [Laughs.] But Notley is a poet, so her exquisite challenge is to create beauty out of a horrible situation.
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