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Open Questions in Uncertain Times: Laura Sewell Matter and Anne Goldman on Stargazing in the Atomic Age (Part 1)

January 13, 2021
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Anne Goldman’s new essay collection, Stargazing in the Atomic Age, is now out from Georgia Review Books, an imprint of the University of Georgia Press. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews calls Goldman’s book “A beguiling meditation on Jewish achievements that shine brightly against a dark background.” Earlier versions of three of its pieces, including […]

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A Beautiful Warning

On Cultivating the Wild: William Bartram’s Travels

December 11, 2020
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Cultivating the Wild: William Bartram’s Travels, a collaboration among director Eric Breitenbach, director of photography Scott Auerbach, and writer Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, is a film that contains both despair and hope, telling environmental truths while remaining relentlessly beautiful. Illustrations and excerpts from the writing of Bartram, the eighteenth-century naturalist and artist who explored the American […]

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“Letting Ambiguity Have Its Way with Me”: An Interview with Mark Yakich

September 18, 2020
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INTRODUCTION Spiritual Exercises (Penguin, 2019) is the latest collection of poetry from Mark Yakich, author of The Dangerous Book of Poetry for Planes (Eyewear Publishing, 2017), A Meaning for Wife (Ig Publishing, 2011), The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin, 2008), Green Zone New Orleans (Press Street, 2008), The Making of Collateral Beauty (Tupelo […]

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Seven (+) Questions for Ronaldo V. Wilson

Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of the cross-genre collections Lucy 72 (1913 Press, 2018) and Farther Traveler (Counterpath Press, 2015); Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; and Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and […]

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The Obsessions, the Overall Work: An Interview with James Reston Jr.

From the Summer 2018 Issue

INTRODUCTION With a bibliography that ranges from playwriting and fiction to nonfiction works on science, politics, medieval history, and current events, James Reston Jr. could be called a modern Renaissance man. My first acquaintance with the author was through the movie Frost/Nixon (2008), which was based on The Conviction of Richard Nixon, Reston’s 2007 book […]

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