Eclipse drawing from "Fourteen Weeks in Descriptive Astronomy" by J. Dorman Steele, 1873 (Barnes and Co., NY). During this eclipse, Francis Baily noticed bright flashes of light from around the limb of the moon, later named 'Baily’s Beads’ in his honor. [www.sunearthday.nasa.gov]

At Catapult, Susannah Felts wrote about today’s eclipse.

Literary Hub has an excerpt from Chris Kraus’s book about Kathy Acker.

Roxane Gay wrote about the current political moment for the New York Times.

At Culture Trip, thoughts on Alex Gilvarry’s Eastman Was Here.

Jethro Soutar wrote about translating Abdulai Sila’s The Ultimate Tragedy at Brittle Paper.

Matthew Zapruder assembled a playlist for his new book Why Poetry.

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