Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Brief History of English


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Fresh poem in the diwan

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An Interview with Colin Stetson

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Testimony – The Act of Pleading Guilty

“All I maintain on this Earth is that there are pestilences and there are victims, and it is up to us, so far as possible, not to join forces with the pestilences.” Albert Camus “I tried each thing, and only … Continue reading

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Andrei Tarkovsky’s Poetic Cinema

As an artist limited by his circumstance in the warring, emaciated USSR throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, Andrei Tarkovsky did well to establish himself as one of cinema’s greatest masters. In some sense, his works represent grand acts of … Continue reading

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“I want this to be/Composed entirely of edges”

A review of Ben Lerner’s book Mean Free Path, originally published here. I heard a rumor once that the American poet Ben Lerner, recipient of the Hayden Carruth prize and finalist for the National Book Award, is a hell of … Continue reading

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According to the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins, the names for the days of our week (along with so many other things) are based in ancient myth. The ancient Germanic god Tiw is the source of Tuesday. When Germanic peoples … Continue reading

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