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By Morning Light: On Mark Jarman’s “Dailiness: Essays on Poetry”
Peggy Ellsberg finds transformative wisdom in Mark Jarman’s “Dailiness: Essays on Poetry.”...
Community as Protagonist: Talking with Virginie Despentes
In Virginie Despentes’s Vernon Subutext Trilogy, the hero is the posse....
Trying to Photograph a Hummingbird: Essays upon Essays
A new collection of methodical studies of a highly unmethodical form....
Uneasy Temporariness: Rosecrans Baldwin’s Los Angeles
“Everything Now” captures Los Angeles’s fundamental ambiguity, its magnetic swirl of beauty and darkness....
The Politics of Humane Violence
Modern warfare turns civilians into human shields....
“He Soars So Incredibly High”: A Conversation about Robert Walser with Susan Bernofsky
Veronica Esposito speaks to Susan Bernofsky, author of the long-awaited biography of Robert Walser, “Clairvoyant of the Small.”...
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Octavia Butler and the Pimply, Pompous Publisher
How my 14-year-old self commissioned sci-fi writer Octavia Butler in 1979 to write an essay that still resonates today: “Lost Races of Science Fiction.”...
The Fallacies of “Progress”: On Leonard Greenspoon’s “Jewish Bible Translations”
The “literal meaning” of a sacred text does not exist separate from rabbinic opinion....
Our World, Our People: Nationalism and Sovereign Power in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
Despite its promising beginning, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” deserted its noble ambitions as the story moved forward....