Jacquelyn Ardam is a visiting assistant professor in English at Colby College. Her work has been published in venues such as Public Books, The Toast, Jacket2, Modernism/modernity, Comparative Literature Studies, and Contemporary Women’s Writing. She usually writes about alphabet books. She tweets @jaxwendy.
Canoodling with Junk Food: On Tommy Pico’s “Junk”
Jacquelyn Ardam on the ecstasy of detritus in Tommy Pico’s “Junk.”...
Sharp but Narrow
Jacquelyn Ardam reviews Michelle Dean’s “Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art Out of Having an Opinion.”...
Demystifying the Contents of the Universe: A New Look at Mina Loy
Jacquelyn Ardam reviews a new critical study of cryptic modernist poet Mina Loy....
Facing Facts, Facing Reality: On Deborah Nelson’s “Tough Enough”
Deborah Nelson’s “Tough Enough” examines how intellectual powerhouses including Hannah Arendt, Susan Sontag, and Diane Arbus face reality head on....
On Excess: Susan Sontag’s Born-Digital Archive
Susan Sontag’s entire digital life is now available to researchers. What should they do with it?...
Shelf Expression: Nina Katchadourian’s “Sorted Books”
While many have categorized Sorted Books as a kind of poetry, Nina Katchadourian’s pieces are rarely taken seriously as poems or read in a poetic tradition....
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