A fun game for poetry nerds: read the first line or sentence of a favorite poet's first book, and imagine it as a summary of the writer's entire career... Meghan O'Rourke, the culture editor of Slate, offers a terse contribution to the first-sentence genre in this, her debut collection: "My poor eye."

Um, ok! It's maybe not as good a summary of Meghan's career, though, as it is a summary of our response to this illustration, in which she appears to be... squirting?

Fields Of Memory [NYT]