February 11, 2019

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – February

By Dave Lucas

It’s happening again. Even as we speak, elsewhere—in a college dorm, maybe, or some recess of the internet—a word is changing. Just as “cool” evolved in African-American jazz circles of the […]

August 24, 2016

Poetry and Origin

By Dora Malech

Through the lens of Khaled Mattawa’s “History of My Face” and through the lens of Camille Rankine’s “Genealogy,” I’ve been thinking about poems as explorations of origins. When we think of “origin […]

June 17, 2015

Teach This, Not That!

By Dora Malech

I don’t mean that, of course. Whatever “this” and “that” are, I probably believe in teaching both of them. (This post’s title is really just a silly tongue-firmly-in-cheek reference to a […]

February 7, 2015


By Amit Majmudar

    We’ve sent animals and plants into outer space and observed them. We’ve sent scientists of various disciplines to run experiments—that is, to do their work in that environment and […]

October 8, 2013

On “Fascination,” Part 1

By Pablo Tanguay

My first Oxford English Dictionary was given to me as a gift sometime in the late Eighties by a pair of young artists who knew I wanted to be a […]