The Invention of the Real

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Stephen Dunn is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose. His Degrees of Fidelity: Essays on Poetry and the Latitudes of the Personal,  is due out from Tiger Bark Press in October 2018, and a new collection of poems, Pagan Virtues, is scheduled to be published by W. W. Norton in 2019. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Different Hours, and he has had fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Dunn lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.

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Fear and Trembling

Robert Penn Warren, aet. 75

on Solomon’s Daughter by C. E. Poverman

i take my soul with me everywhere i go

On 16 June 2016, four days after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, artist Vanessa German hosted a “Night of Illumination for Orlando” in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, a community marked by a Rachel Maddow report in 2011 as America’s …

Vanessa German’s work is held in private and public collections including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR; the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park; and the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame in Bend, IN. She has exhibited widely and has current shows at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, GA, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT. In addition to her exhibitions, she has performed nationally as a spoken word artist, recently presenting at Harvard and MIT. Her work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things Considered, and in the Huffington Post, O Magazine, and elsewhere. She is represented by Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York.

on Foreigners: The Making of American Literature, 1900-1940 by Marcus Klein

John Yow’s most recent publications are two books about birds—The Armchair Birder (2009) and The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal (2012)—both published by the University of North Carolina Press, and the second named a 2012 Notable Book by Audubon magazine. He is now at work on a mystery novel exploring what happens when birders go bad.

on The Greeks by Kenneth Dover