March 6, 2017

Painting the Since [Then]

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

  This World is not Conclusion. A Species stands beyond – Invisible, as Music – But positive, as Sound – It beckons, and it baffles –    —Emily Dickinson, “This World is not […]

August 26, 2016

Is Grief a Waiting

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

You hear the strange cricket in the oven sing, and ask what it sings.   This is what it sings.     —Frank Bidart, “The Third Hour of the Night” […]

October 8, 2010

I Was Frightened, And I Could Feel That

By Caryl Pagel

To start, a reader’s history (mine), and a sort of confession: the first book of Merwin’s I ever really loved was prose. This makes me feel at once exposed–for aren’t […]

February 15, 2010

Reading Ahead

By Elizabeth Ames Staudt

Inspired by Cody’s lovely six-things list, a great post on The Millions, and those Valentine’s Day chocolate boxes where everybody bites half of everything looking for the caramels, I bring […]