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on Death Stranding, created by Hideo Kojima  

“I brought you a metaphor,” quips a character named “Fragile,” as she hands Death Stranding’s protagonist, Sam Porter Bridges, a golden mask that resembles a human skull. Fragile is inheritor and chief executive of Fragile Express, a shipping company …

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on Virga by Shin Yu Pai

Virga, a derivation of the Latin word for “branch,” is the name for rain that dries before it touches the ground, appearing as a mass of streaks diffusing underneath a dark cloud. Shin Yu Pai’s newest collection, Virga, …

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Global Poetics: Reactive and Relational (on Jahan Ramazani’s Poetry in a Global Age; Walt Hunter’s Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization; and Édouard Glissant’s Treatise on the Whole-World, translated by Celia Britton)

The emergence of the term global poetics has had a belated beginning in the Anglophone world. Only recently have scholars, most of whom were trained at the University of Virginia, used this term to place poetry within a global frame. …

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on Of Course by Catherine Wagner

How does one survive in the current climate, political and ecological? “Live in the world and hurt / the living lining, that’s how,” Catherine Wagner proposes in her recent book Of Course. Wagner stages interrogations of the self both …

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on The Silence by Don DeLillo

When every screen in the world goes vvvzzztt and then blank, “What happens to people who live inside their phones?” Such is the question the world’s resident doyen of hysterical realism and American mythology, Don DeLillo, poses and answers in …

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