Poetry and Play (Part I)

Dora Malech
July 20, 2015
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When I was in Amsterdam earlier this summer, the Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga came up in multiple conversations about poetry; more specifically, his 1938 book Homo Ludens: Proeve Eener Bepaling Van Het Spel-Element Der Cultuur kept coming up. The…

James Tate: A Coda

Cody Walker
July 9, 2015
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In the spring of 1991, after a series of aimless months in Baltimore, I was getting ready to move: either to Seattle or to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for graduate school. I couldn’t decide. Flipping through The New Yorker Book of Poems,…

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