Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Irrelevance

  With the American government sending drones overseas, with our military involved over the past decade in conflict after dirty conflict; with the largest incarcerated population in the world, and most of these prisoners being males of a specific, long-underprivileged…

Elitism and American Poetry

  The question of “the audience of poetry” is one that vexes poets and critics endlessly in our country. There are, on this as on so many other issues, two camps, and over the past twenty years or so, the same…

The Invented Antagonism

The hallmark of a 19th or 20th century (or 21st century) debate about religion is a focus on origins. This began with Darwin’s The Origin of Species, in relation to people, but over the 20th century, this fixation on origins…

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