Precious little

T Clutch Fleischmann
February 18, 2015
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When I meet someone who loves Samuel Delany, I more or less assume we’ll become friends. I attach this assumption to some other writers, but for Delany it’s often proven to be true. He’s like Roland Barthes in that I have…

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…

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