Poetry and Chess

Amit Majmudar
May 30, 2015
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  I was perusing YouTube for new movie trailers, as I do sometimes in between cases at work. Confession: I never intend to go watch the flick unless it’s a new Bond or new Star Wars, since the trailers are usually…

Making (and [the Next]) Generation

Dora Malech
May 30, 2015
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This March, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick, was published under the imprint of “Viking Books for Young Readers.” In this case, “young” does not mean readers of…

Soundings: Poetry and Process

Dora Malech
May 26, 2015
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Sounding: the action or process of measuring the depth of the sea or other body of water. Sounding: information or evidence ascertained as a preliminary step before deciding on a course of action.   Last Thursday at the University of…

Lispector’s Grace

Meg Shevenock
May 21, 2015
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To cut to the chase: I love Clarice Lispector. I love that, in 1967, when asked to write a weekly column on any subject for Brazil’s leading newspaper, she wrote intimately about miracles, sadness, justice and the heart. Actual curtains…

Doubling Down on the Clown (Part Two)

Cody Walker
May 21, 2015
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Here’s a holiday (of sorts) that I’d never heard of until this afternoon: Red Nose Day. It’s today! May 21! Or really tonight, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (EST) on NBC. According to NBC’s website, this “fun-raising special” (!) will…

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