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Why Read Moby-Dick?, by Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin, 2013. $13, 128 pages.
Why Read Moby-Dick? is a plea for the importance of Melville’s tome. Nathaniel Philbrick’s book is only 128 pages long and is broken into 28 chapters, a nod …8
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
Contributors: Jimmy Stewart, John.R Reed, Jon Griffin, Kelly Cherry, Angela Ball, Zoe Filipkowski, Christopher Middleton, Charles Black, Manuel Silva, Sandra Reyes, Debra Daspit, Michael Burns, Hillel Schwartz, Larry S. Rudner, Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, Robert E. Bjork, Kajii Motojiro, Stephen Wechselblatt, …0
The Listeners, by Leni Zumas. Tin House Books, 2012. $15.95, 352 pages.
In Leni Zumas’ debut novel, The Listeners, the narrator Quinn suffers the loss of her older sister—shot in her sleep after they switched places in a shared …4
My mother enters the marriage, as if through a terminal, misplacing her name like a forgotten glove. She loses the edges of herself. In his country, she becomes a passenger who stares at Mayan pyramids. He pleats the map into …0
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, Edited by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker. University of California Press, 2013. $29.95, 176 pages.
Room 220 will host the New Orleans launch of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas at a Happy …4
Becoming blood and bone dissolved
into soil into river carving plateau
wide swath of hill and valley neither
deep nor high and I am hawk call and sweet
whistle and gentle chirping answer
and I am cow grazing hillside and …
Speech Begins after Death, by Michel Foucault (in conversation with Claude Bonnefoy). Ed. Philippe Artières. Trans. Robert Bononno. University of Minnesota Press, 2013. $24.95, 96 pages.
In this small, short, and entirely arresting book, the reader gets a brief …1
needs convincing. The life we’re living will just be hours,
however unrecognizable: the fact of that starling
trapped. Panic turned pipe noise. Or the fact
of any bird’s name—another says…
The stars of very dense neutrons
The stars for giving you kisses
White dwarf stars
We know no more than the smallest part of the universe
And I know your mouth entire
Carlos Edmundo de Ory (1923-2010) was a …3