February 21, 2018

Commodities, Bodies, and Budgets

By Shauna Osborn

The Trump administration budget request for fiscal year 2019 made the news this week due to many of the changes proposed. There are now tons of articles discussing the drastically […]

January 27, 2018

American Sonnets (Part XII: Precursors)

By Dora Malech

[Continued from “American Sonnets (Part XI: Insistence)”] Terrance Hayes ended a 2006 post for Harriet, the Poetry Foundation blog, by writing that “it is possible to value two very different things at […]

January 17, 2018

An Interview with Naima Coster

By Caroline Hagood

Naima Coster’s debut novel, Halsey Street, examines critical issues such as gender, gentrification, anger, and art making. Recently Coster wrote a thoughtful, important essay on the significance of having a […]

August 23, 2017

Charlottesville Fabulous

By Brian Michael Murphy

My big brother lives in Charlottesville. We grew up together in Groveport, Ohio, rode the bus with a girl whose dad was a Columbus cop, whose grandfather was a World […]

July 4, 2017

Some Thoughts on Independence Day

By Jerry Harp

Lately, for reasons I can’t really name, I’ve been reading about the Enlightenment in an old textbook that’s been lying around for years. It brings back the excitement of college […]

May 29, 2017

On Race and Recent Events

By Jerry Harp

  Some guys on the football team took one of their teammates—I’ll say his name was Ned—out to the field, got some medical tape out of the locker room, and […]

May 10, 2017

On Why Poem Titles Matter (Part 1 of 2)

By Keith S. Wilson

I. Names Poems are not people. They resist qualitative judgments based on their actions or potential—it doesn’t matter that a poem is musical. So is music. Perhaps this is why […]