“Don’t die on the toilet; / it’s really the worst way to go.” Do yourself a favor and go check out this selection of new poems by Elizabeth Scanlon at Electric Literature.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out the new books and culture website The Nervous Breakdown. They've already got a great interview with Millions favorite Dan Chaon, as well as some interesting essays that I'm looking forward to digging into. I also like their "self-interview" series--where writers ask, and answer, their own questions.
Caitlin Flanagan's long Atlantic piece on Joan Didion has sparked a lot of conversation. Among the article's contentious lines: "to really love Joan Didion ... you have to be female."