Sven Birkerts

Sven Birkerts edits the journal AGNI at Boston University and directs the Bennington Writing Seminars. His most recent book is Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age (Graywolf).


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....


Why Genre Matters

The old question of genre just won't go away: Sven Birkerts, Judith Kitchen, Scott Nadelson, David Biespiel, and Dinah Lenney mix it up some more....


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
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