Matthew Zapruder’s SUN BEAR

Elizabeth Breese
July 2, 2014
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For a few weeks, I avoided Sun Bear, Matthew Zapruder’s newest collection of poetry, a book I was very, very happy to see in the store and to purchase. It sat in the nightstand jump seat along with several back…

A Tournament of Hunchbacks

Cody Walker
June 30, 2014
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Last month, at the University of Michigan, I took part in a faculty institute on pedagogy and the arts. We shared teaching strategies and classroom can-you-believe-its. (One professor reported a student telling him, “I can be present in class for…

Fundamental, and Also Fun

Cody Walker
June 24, 2014
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In Lorrie Moore’s short story “Charades,” the central character Therese recalls a conversation with her brother Andrew: Last year, at least, they had joked about their upbringing. “I scarcely remember Dad reading to us,” she’d said. “Sure he read to us,”…

Sugimoto’s Darkness

Brian Michael Murphy
June 17, 2014
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You’re unlikely to find a more beautiful book than Hiroshi Sugimoto, designed by Takaaki Matsumodo. The book is cloth-bound in shadow-blue, with a slight sheen, only a shallow stamp of the artist’s name on the front cover and spine. It…

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