Nerve Games, Love Notes

Meg Shevenock
February 11, 2015
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…for they had begun the rare epistolary communication that seems, somehow, more real than bodily contact, with its averted eyes and fidgety hands, its blushes and shuffling feet. –Brenda Wineapple on the relationship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson,…

No We Are More Decent Than That

Fady Joudah
February 9, 2015
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Both David Biespiel’s recent piece, about Jihadis and postmodern poetry, and G.C. Waldrep’s reply to it are disappointing; the former far more so than the latter. Ironically Biespiel commits a similar complicity to the one he accuses contemporary poets of…


Amit Majmudar
February 7, 2015
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    We’ve sent animals and plants into outer space and observed them. We’ve sent scientists of various disciplines to run experiments—that is, to do their work in that environment and see what they turn up. But we have yet to…

A Response to David Biespiel

G.C. Waldrep
February 6, 2015
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[Note: This piece is a response to David Biespiel’s “Why Jihadists Love Postmodern Poetry,” posted on The Rumpus, February 3, 2015.] We are caught unawares by violence, no matter how many news feeds we receive: this is one of the…

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