January 9, 2018

That Never Happened

By Laura Maylene Walter

The memory came back to me today while I was washing dishes and privately fuming over a Facebook thread. A Facebook thread! Such a trivial thing to get worked up […]

July 5, 2017

A Writer’s Romance with Screens

By Caroline Hagood

When I can’t put my finger on what I’m feeling, I want to Shazam it or press Control+F, and then I realize I’m turning into a machine. In Adrienne Rich’s […]

April 17, 2016

Trauma Privilege

By Sejal Shah

It was November 8, 2015, at 11:09 p.m. I know because I took a screenshot. In a Facebook group I moderate of over 200 local writers, a woman addressed a […]

October 25, 2015

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Irrelevance

By Amit Majmudar

  With the American government sending drones overseas, with our military involved over the past decade in conflict after dirty conflict; with the largest incarcerated population in the world, and […]

December 29, 2011

Mix Tape: Another Year’s Best List

By Maggie Smith

For my last post of the year, here’s a look back at ten of my favorite literary tidbits from Mix Tape 2011—the sublime, the ridiculous, and a few things not […]

April 16, 2010

Make It New?

By Tamiko Beyer

Preeminent poetry critic Marjorie Perloff came to campus this week. The lecture I attended, “Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century,” argued towards the idea of “genius” […]

March 15, 2010

Friend Me

By Jay Thompson

Other than that I, and statistically, you (450 million, my dear legion), love it, what’s the point of Facebook? Seven-ish years after their founding, four after their explosion, social networking […]