Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
This book asks us to tackle the issue of, how do we live life after tragedy and trauma? In what ways do the anxiety of time, regret, the limitations of status, and the inevitability of death impact our experience of the world?
I have never felt more seen, more understood, than the first time I read Tulips. Being that I’ve been in and out of hospitals for suicide attempts, this poet directly talks to me.
I read volume one, and I was surprised how easy it could be to read despite it’s length. Marx does a great job having important concepts accessible, understandable, and present for the working class (not all, but a lot).
The Bacchae by Euripides
Not only does this play bring justice, it demonstrates the ridiculousness of refraining from the human experience of pleasure. Oh, and don’t piss off Dionysus.
The Clouds by Aristophanes
Aristophanes reminds us amongst the serious philosophy and work we do as a society, we must also continue to laugh and critique ourselves. The OG internet troll.
KDK (she/her) is a Poet, Pagan, Comrade, Witch, Fur Mother, & Friend. While studying philosophy full time along with three other jobs, KDK finds herself often writing about class consciousness, alienation, failed daughters, and trauma. In poetry, she believes honesty to be necessary. She is published in Versification, Stone of Madness Press, The Daily Drunk Magazine, Burning Jade Lit, & The Feminist Wire. “We Have a World to Win!”