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Contributors: Philip Fried, John Ronan, Cynthia Hogue, Simon Perchik, Timothy Scott, Andrew Miller, Jill Marquis, Susanne Kort, Lois Marie Harrod, Dieter Weslowski, David Francis, MaryJo Mahoney, Sherri Flick, L. S. Klatt, Mark Neely, Cynie Cory, Michael Barrett, Valerie Vogrin, Brant …0
Po-boy Contraband: From Diagnosis Back to Life, by Patrice Melnick. Catalyst Book Press, 2012. $16, 150 pages.
Two points strike me as I read Patrice Melnick’s frank memoir, Po-boy Contraband, about her contraction of HIV when she was …1
Contributors: F.E. Abernethy, Shea Halle, John Little, Benjamin M. Nyce, Morse Peckham, Shane Stevens, Peter Israel, Gerald Locklin, Natalie Petesch, Nelson Algren, Leonard Louis White, Paul Anderson, John Ciardi, Ruth Dawson, David Etter, Chana Faerstein, Edsel Ford, Richard Frost, Gene Frumkin, …1
My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles, Edited by Peter Biskind. Metropolitan, 2013. $28, 320 pages.
Five hours before he died in October 1985, Orson Welles appeared on The Merv Griffin Show. On cue, Welles …1
Timothy Morton, an author and intellectual whose work largely examines ecology through the lens of posthuman philosophy, will give a talk at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Whitney Presentation Room in Thomas Hall on the campus of …1
Contributors: G.C. Waldrep, Miranda Lake, Christopher Kirsch, Buzz Mauro, Adam Weinstein, C. McAllister Williams, Sarah Blackman, Scott McWaters, Jeannette Allée, Heather Christle, Dora Malech, Dorine Jennette, Chris Haven, Margarito Cuéllar, Glen Pourciau, Peter Grandbois, Michele Glazer, Anne Shaw, Garry Craig …0
What kind of bird is that yapping now,
I ask through the window,
all city innocence,
and you tell me:
As for these birds tugging rubber
worms from the lawn,
or that tree, that immense rooted
Contributors: Thomas F. Costello, Albert Belisle Davis, Jack Foley, Michelle Fredette, Lindsay Hill, Dick Johnson, Cynthia King, David Kirby, William Kloefkorn, Gordon Lish, Gerard Malanga, Sarat Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Ron Silliman, Lara Stapleton, Leon Stokesbury, John Swan, Randy Vidrine, Dieter Weslowski…0
Names are important. Daphne Du Maurier knew that. Names are identifiers. Signifiers. Indicators. Of something more. Names say something about you before anyone has even seen you. Names make you attached. Even if you aren’t so attached to your own …2
Both Flesh and Not, by David Foster Wallace. Little Brown, 2012. $26.99, 336 pages.
Some folks’ deaths loom large. These passings linger over everybody else’s lives the way an ex-partners’ old shirt remains in a lump in the corner …5