1. elqiao:


    thirteen year old ashol pan is part of a nascent movement of girls who are keeping alive the six thousand year old kazakh tradition of golden eagle hunting known as berkutchy.

    though long the monopoly of boys — once deemed uniquely strong enough to carry a full grown eagle on their arms and endure harsh winter hunts — fewer are now learning the skill, abandoning their traditional semi nomadic ways for life in the cities.

    berkutchy is a life long profession, and is often a hereditary one. but ashol’s brother left for the military, leaving her father, an experienced eagle hunter, to ask if she would take his place and assume training.

    asher svidensky — who took these photos during a four month trek in the mountains of western mongolia’s bayan ulgii (or “rich cradle”) province, where only 250 hunters remain — told the bbc that where most boys are at first apprehensive around their eagles, ashol was very much at ease.

    ashol, though still in school, will spend much of her time nurturing her eagle, imprinting herself on the fiercely independent bird from birth. after much time and training, her eagle — who is considered a member of the family — will learn to track down rabbits, foxes and wolves, whose furs are needed for the harsh winters.

    Also the cuteness here: image

    (via invinculis)


  2. myshoesuntied:

    I told my friend Anne Marie that I could come up with a list of 36 poems everyone should read to rival Buzzfeed’s list, which was great, but I felt was missing a few important names. 36 names to be exact. Here are 36 heart-polishing poems. 36 atmosphere-shattering poems. 36 poems I love by 36…


  3. jessxchen:

    Jess X Chen 2014 | Goauche

    Spread from a picturebook I’m working on with poet, oceanvuong

    " I remember happiness: sitting in grandmother’s lap by the window, waiting for morning. Feeling her heartbeat on my back. The snow growing bluer and bluer in the parking lot outside."


  4. kundimanfireside:

    For each day of National Poetry Month one of our fellows will explore the breadth of poetry in three ways: through a question from another fellow, through a poem and through a writing prompt, #writetoday.



    Debbie Yee asks, Cathy, Are there real or virtual spaces you go to…


  5. kundimanfireside:

    For each day of National Poetry Month one of our fellows will explore the breadth of poetry in three ways: through a question from another fellow, through a poem and through a writing prompt, #writetoday.

    Editor’s Note: For today’s post, Kundiman Fellow Paul Tran discusses details of his experience with child abuse and sexual assault. A video of his performance above also includes a a poetic address of those issues.

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  6. s1uts:




    this literally frightens me

    she is so important

    (Source: versaceslut, via metanoiaboy)


  7. chrisburkard:

    The best money I have ever spent has been on traveling..

    From a epic trip to Iceland for @roarkrevival during the darkest day of the year. With @dbob and @arcticproject (at darkest day of the year)

    (via ohheyimawkward)


  8. rogerbonair:

    Ocean Vuong is a Vietnamese American poet who spent his teenage years in Hartford, CT.  He is, even as a man still in mis mid-twenties, preternaturally wise.  If my grandfather were gay and Asian, he’d be Ocean Vuong.  His poems are amongst other things, patient, and always willing to step off the ledge with complete confidence that the air will hold them. Get down with this poem. Seek out his book.


  9. iamthelightnow:

    Poverty vs. Wealth

    (Source: temporarytiertome, via roseandthenightingale)


  10. If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.
    — Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via observando)

    (via roseandthenightingale)



  12. (Source: sweetcribs, via ohheyimawkward)


  13. lehroi:

    Vasantha Yogananthan

    La Traversée, 2012.

    (Source: jemeos, via thunderbirdsinstead)


  14. sleepersighs:

    what i know about straight boys

    • they’re dirty
    • they like rating girls on 10
    • they’re scared of hair
    • they walk VERY SLOWLY IN HALLWAYS 

    (via keepingupwiththekardacheyennes)


  15. YesYes Books authors at 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival. ( left to right: Aricka Foreman, Ocean Vuong, Tanya Olson, Danez Smith)