“Night is falling or about to fall. It’s getting dark. Semi-dark. They are on the side of the road. The land around is bare, sparse with dots of short brush, shrubs. This is bad. It’s not safe to be on the side of the road in rural Transkei after dark. The dark is coming […]
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Boris Dralyuk finds the beginning of recovery in Anne Carson’s NOX, her book-object “box of shored fragments… occasioned by her long-estranged brother Michael’s death.”
Homeland, Nina Berman (Trolley Books) £24.99 Homeland collects photographer Nina Berman’s last seven years of exploring the way fear has manipulated American culture since the beginning of the Homeland Security Era. Her photographs do exactly what the best social commentary does: they capture the essence of things elegantly and succinctly. She’s done a good job […]
Though admired in his own day by Franz Kafka and Hermann Hesse, Walser has been largely over-looked among readers outside of Switzerland and Germany; until recently, that is, when academia rediscovered his works forgotten amongst the topmost shelves of modernism—wedged, perhaps, between dusty volumes of Remarque and Brecht.
I’m now twenty days into the Year of Poetry experiment.
Beginning 1 September I will read a book of poetry each day for a year, writing 140-character reviews on Twitter, at http://twitter.com/yearofpoetry and on Molossus. I hope to accomplish more than compile 365 pithy back cover blurbs, to truly experiment with the medium as an effective venue for contemporary book reviewing.
effrey Yang is an editor at New Directions, and his poetry evidences his wide exposure to world literature, manifested both in allusions—with poems featuring the literature and philosophy of peoples from around the world, ranging from the indigenous Miskito of coastal Nicaragua to Vishnu Ivara, as well as mythology name dropping on behalf of the Hawaiians, Maya, […]
Because of The Haunted House, The Gifts of the Body, and The End of Youth, Rebecca Brown’s writings have been regarded by many as some of the greatest contributions to contemporary gay and lesbian literature.
Sudeep Sen’s highly praised books include Postmarked India, Prayer Flag, Distracted Geographies, and the poetic meditation, Rain, illustrated by twenty of India’s top artists.
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is Josh Neufeld’s first book-length graphic narrative. It contains five interconnected pieces of non-fiction from five disconnected groups of New Orleanians (some many generations deep) who lived through Hurricane Katrina.
Norma Cole’s is the first book in City Light’s new spotlight series, which will showcase contemporary innovative poetry by both well-known and emerging American poets.
If healthy social change on any level requires both informed understandings of problems and realistic strategies to form solutions, what tools can be used to illuminate social ills and offer feasible resolutions? How about maps?