1. Looking for a quick read? Visit Very Short Novels. Each story is 299 words.
2. Also, check out this poetry anthology:
The McSweeney's Book of Poets Picking Poets
Edited by Dominic Luxford
The first McSweeney's foray into contemporary poetry brings together one hundred poems by fifty poets in ten poet-chains, and makes us wonder why we waited so long to try this. How it works: Ten poets choose a poem of their own and a poem by another poet, who then does the same, and so on unto the fifth generation. Thus DC Berman leads to Charles Simic by way of James Tate, and other chains run through Mary Karr, Denis Johnson, C.D. Wright, Michael Ondaatje, John Ashbery, Mark Doty, Dean Young, Yusef Komunyakaa, and dozens more.
3. I feel like I should have a third item, but I don't. Just enjoying the 90-degree weather in Boston today!