About Pablo Tanguay

Pablo works in the English Department at Ohio State University, where he's also the Associate Poetry Editor for the OSU Press / The Journal Prize Series. He's got a bunch of kids he loves ferociously most of the time.

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Thirty-one years ago this month, in April of 1985, as an undergraduate at Columbia, I spent, with hundreds of others, three weeks blockading the university’s administration building. The blockade was one of the final steps in a student-led, years-long effort…

Cowspiracy!

One night last week, when my family was still vegetarian, I went to pick up my daughter Lola from her friend Rio’s house. When I got there, Lola and Rio were still immersed in a movie. I sat on the…

Umm, Colonoscopy, Part 1

When it’s late January and you’re fifty and sitting sort of slouched in your black underpants on the rolled-out white paper that protects the exam table from whatever you might excrete, the doctor will tell you it’s time for a…

More Light, More Light

For a while, I’ve been meaning to review Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. It is a book for our times, and, better, a masterful writerly performance. But I keep getting distracted. It’s possible I get distracted because I…

Reagan on the Couch, Part 2

Who knows if it’s still the case, but in the 1970s a parent could make some relatively easy money by offering up her kid for medical experiments. My mother, for example, through her friend Sally Nashelsky, an adjunct psych prof…

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