Of Late: Procrastination and Poetry

Dora Malech
January 22, 2016
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There has to be a word for the very special kind of procrastination that goes into planning a poetry course. I certainly engage in the regular kind of procrastination with which we’re all familiar — doing our dishes or reorganizing…

The War to Preserve Everything

Brian Michael Murphy
January 22, 2016
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I’m interested in all the different ways we use the word, the concept, the illusion of preservation, from food to corpses, from digital data to taxidermy, from photographs to endangered species, from edible, tangible, destructible things to fantastic constructs—preserving the…

No Father to His Style

Brian Michael Murphy
January 12, 2016
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On the Biz Markie’s smash hit “Just a Friend,” which I remember watching and singing along with on The Box, he sings a pleading, straining chorus over literally perfect music. Marley Marl’s drums at a relatively slow tempo compared to…

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