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This is simply me reading stuff. "Stuff" being poems and literature and essays and letters. And I'm also talking and praising and laughing and almost crying and hating and living and dying and loving and some other stuff. I try to keep this under 10 minutes because I have a deep fear of boring people.

Me Reading Stuff Robyn O'Neil

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    • 4.9 • 191 Ratings

This is simply me reading stuff. "Stuff" being poems and literature and essays and letters. And I'm also talking and praising and laughing and almost crying and hating and living and dying and loving and some other stuff. I try to keep this under 10 minutes because I have a deep fear of boring people.

    Anne Carson - Autobiography of Red (Book Recommendation #1)

    Anne Carson - Autobiography of Red (Book Recommendation #1)

    TOTAL THINGS KNOWN ABOUT GERYON:

    He loved lightning He lived on an island His mother was a Nymph of a river that ran to the sea His father was a gold Cutting took Old scholia say that Stesichoros says that Geryon had six hands and six feet and wings He was red and His strange red cattle excited envy Herakles came and Killed him for his cattle

    The dog too

    -Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red

    LINKS:

    Buy this book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/24642/autobiography-of-red-by-anne-carson/

    Visit my shop here: https://www.robynoneil.com/shop

    See my solo exhibition here: https://inmangallery.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/9-robyn-o-neil-in-pieces-on-fire/

    Search ME READING STUFF for more Anne Carson here: https://mereadingstuff.podomatic.com

    • 20 min
    Florine Stettheimer - Crystal Flowers

    Florine Stettheimer - Crystal Flowers

    "I'm mayonnaise." - Florine Stettheimer

    "I am vinegar." -Me

    LINKS:

    Buy Florine Stettheimer's Crystal Flowers here: https://bookhugpress.ca/shop/author/florine-stettheimer/crystal-flowers-by-florine-stettheimer-edited-by-irene-gammel-and-suzanne-zelazo/

    Buy my 2020 Headstone card and/or ME READING STUFF merch here: https://www.robynoneil.com/shop

    Me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robyn_oneil/?hl=en

    Handwritten Notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/handwrittennotesontv/

    Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robyn_ONeil

    • 20 min
    Pavel Šrut - Worm-Eaten Time

    Pavel Šrut - Worm-Eaten Time

    The entire time I recorded this, I couldn't stop thinking about Chinese chicken salad from Chin Chin.

    LINKS:

    Buy this book here: http://www.phonememedia.org/artists#/worm-eaten-time

    Buy my 2020 Headstone Cards here: https://www.robynoneil.com/shop-live

    Check out my new show in Houston here: https://inmangallery.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/9-robyn-o-neil-in-pieces-on-fire/

    Me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robyn_oneil/?hl=en

    Handwritten Notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/handwrittennotesontv/

    Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robyn_ONeil

    • 15 min
    Eliot Weinberger - Angels & Saints

    Eliot Weinberger - Angels & Saints

    "At home anywhere, wander alone like a rhinoceros.”-Eliot Weinberger

    "People think that all cameramen do is point the camera at things, but it's a heck of a lot more complicated than that." -Chris Elliott

    "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." - T.S. Eliot

    "You never said a word to me about what passed between us." - Elliott Smith

    "I was a tap dancer as a child, so I understand precision and repetition." - Elliott Gould

    LINKS:

    Buy Angels & Saints here: https://bookshop.org/books/angels-saints/9780811229869

    Sign up for the Zoom interview this Saturday here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9316020831114/WN_J55wMgH5RC2DOJR6aULqNw

    Check out my new show in Houston here: https://inmangallery.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/9-robyn-o-neil-in-pieces-on-fire/

    Me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robyn_oneil/?hl=en

    Handwritten Notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/handwrittennotesontv/

    Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robyn_ONeil

    • 17 min
    The School of Life Dictionary Part 2

    The School of Life Dictionary Part 2

    "I've had my share of dirty underwear on the floor." - Martha Stewart

    "If you like olives, eat an olive." - Me

    LINKS

    Buy The School of Life Dictionary here: https://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/tsol-dictionary/

    Join my Zoom Artist Talk! Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5216014057869/WN_9CGGzvD3QDyEHqzPOlGQuQ

    Buy a ME READING STUFF t-shirt here: https://cottonbureau.com/products/me-reading-stuff#/1948499/tee-men-standard-tee-vintage-black-tri-blend-s

    Check out the good old Shambhala episode here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/mereadingstuff/episodes/2016-02-04T09_41_16-08_00

    • 24 min
    The School of Life Dictionary

    The School of Life Dictionary

    "...we have a tragic proclivity for knowing what to do but not acting upon our own best principles." -The School of Life Dictionary's definition of "akrasia"

    "The idea of keeping my email program open any longer than ten minutes a day makes me want to actually die." - Me

    LINKS:

    Buy The School of Life Dictionary here: https://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/tsol-dictionary/

    Check out my new exhibition here: https://inmangallery.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/9-robyn-o-neil-in-pieces-on-fire/

    Me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robyn_oneil/?hl=en

    Handwritten Notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/handwrittennotesontv/

    Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robyn_ONeil

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

RageIntoTheLight ,

Great stuff!

Such grounded conversation that helps wind me down after my morning runs while also getting me in gear to read and write. Lots of great literature here, not to mention honest conversation that never ceases in helping me feel a little less alone inside my own head. A simple idea that truly goes a long way. Thank you Robyn. "Keep living. Keep Dying. Keep writing it down."

Logan Mironoff-Chin ,

A big moist

cloud had been wiped up the sky
and lava-lamping through it were
the hypnotic rays of the lazying sun,
the tender conclusion of the thing we call day
break, and then my phone seizes
a little. I look.
It’s Robyn’s half hour, and that’s okay—
even in under this outrageously
lovely sky, the world is running and
running from ________. Running and hurting.
Running and hurting and needing its
good language. Wind your springs.
Clean your things. Be very kind.

martolaocccc ,

I love Robyn!!

I love me reading things!! The way your mind works is similar to mine, so it makes me feel so validated and I love your laughs while you do stream of consciousness! I want to be buried in the yogurt section of the grocery store!! Thank you Robyn, I also love your drawings. Thank you for keeping me company on cold winter days and bright summer mornings. ❤️

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