Sven Birkerts

Sven Birkerts is the editor of the journal AGNI. His book The Other Walk was published by Graywolf Press in September 2011. His book Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age will be published later this year.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Chance and Sausage

In Simic, it’s safe to say, the sausage, that shapely staple of many cultures’ cuisines, has found its Homer....


Where Danger Is

Rebecca Solnit "keeps her faith in the human project, its possibilities. But these will not be easily offered."...


The Lint of the Material

Sven Birkerts doesn’t have a cell phone. Never did and never will. He doesn’t want to be that alienated....


Envy, or, The Last Infirmity

"To become the person who wrote that prose, that poetry, would mean that I had, at long last, truly become myself."...


The Pump You Pump the Water From

Writing can't be planned for or predicted, and when it happens, when the surge begins, it brings a satisfaction like nothing else....


The Room and the Elephant