Conversations

Mystery and Trust: A Conversation with Literary Translator Paige Aniyah Morris

August 16, 2021
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Over the last couple of weeks in June, I had the pleasure of conversing with writer and translator Paige Aniyah Morris over email on the occasion of the publication of her translation of Kim Sehee’s “Words and Kisses.” Our conversation began by focusing on “Words and Kisses,” providing fascinating insight into Morris’s choices in translating […]

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Open Questions in Uncertain Times: Laura Sewell Matter and Anne Goldman on Stargazing in the Atomic Age (Part 2)

March 01, 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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“An Act of Inevitable Creation”: Sun Tzu-ping and Nicholas Wong on Translation, Poetry, and Transgression

February 26, 2021
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A literary editor, a prose writer, and a poet, Sun Tzu-ping (b. 1976) is an important voice in contemporary Taiwanese gay writing. His poems often depart from his perception of the mundane in an urban setting and lure readers with a lyric sense of abandonment and loneliness. The narrative, if present, is absurd and should […]

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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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