John W. W. Zeiser is a poet, journalist, and critic. He lives in Los Angeles.
Bae Suah’s Narrative Collapse
The recently translated “A Greater Music” by Bae Suah is a dreamy time-warp of a novel that complicates our relationship with reality....
Lost in Thought
John W. W. Zeiser on "Vaseline Buddha"....
Beyond the Biopic
In an age where every other movie seems to be based on a "true" story or on the life of some revered leader, "Red Rosa" stands out as a way to do biography right....
Secrets and Lies
Kim came to the DPRK to escape her sorrows. But she should have known that a place with such systemic problems could not possibly offer her solace....
BLARB BLOG POSTS
Politicon: Where Cheers and Jeers Are More Important Than Political Engagement
Don’t Expect Liberalism to Come to the Defense of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Making Meaning at Coachella, in an Era of Collapse
Breakup Sex in a Hamlet-Mobile