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Outtakes: Sestets, by Charles Wright, art by Eric Appleby. Sarabande Books, 2010. $16.95, 64 pages.
Charles Wright is getting old and he wants to tell you about it. In Sarabande Books’s second artist/poet collaboration, Forklift, Ohio designer Eric Appleby …4
Writer Daniel Wolff came to New Orleans five months after Hurricane Katrina with filmmaker Jonathan Demme, not knowing what they’d find. They were told the story was over, that all the “good shots” had …1
Refugees granted asylum in the United States arrive through only a handful of cities. They often spend the first night in their new country at a …3
In this poem, God is a fish
And light floods the cove like high tide.
A rainbow swims in the sea.
I am safe on high ground, holding
The hand of my small daughter.
I am not safe. I have …2
If it’s the moon, call it the moon;
there’s no better way to say it.
But ask the child the color of the sky,
and he will say water, and that will also
be true. Ask what the bear …
I was late telephoning Francine Prose. Thrilled by (and not a little nervous about) our impending conversation, I forgot that New York operates one full hour ahead of New Orleans. Thus I returned home from the store to a missed …1
From a conversation with Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) recorded at her home in Los Angeles in 1976.
There is an interesting quote from Volume One of your Diary, in which you say, “I only regret that everyone wants to …4
Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors, by Jeanne E. Arnold, et al. The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2012. $24.95, 180 pages.
A History of the World in 100 Objects, by Neil MacGregor. Viking, 2011. $30, …2
Contributors: Christopher J. Bannon, Anna Rupertina Fuchsin/tr. Ronnie Apter, Joel Foreman, Debra Bruce, Greg Garrett, William Virgil Davis, Bruce Henricksen, Kevin Hearle, Yves Thériault/tr. M.G. Hesse, Eugenio de Andrade/tr. Alexis Levitin, Patrick Murphy, John Rodden, Marty Roth, Adélia Prado/tr. Ellen …0
“What,” say you, “are you giving me advice? Indeed, have you already advised yourself, already corrected your own faults? Is this the reason why you have leisure to reform other men?” No, I am not so shameless as to undertake …3