It may take a whole company of people, plus an audience, to birth a play, but the playwright who feels herself to be precarious—a benevolent poet-machine, whose value lies solely in her efficiency at mining her own wounds and stitching together inherited language—will fall prey…
It was sitting on a Florida beach some years ago, reading Rachel Carson’s The Edge of the Sea, that I learned the quartzite sand all around me had once…
by Ann Kjellberg, editor  The meaning of a memorial: an acknowledgment, a rite of mourning, a prompt to conversation, a reminder to history.
by Ann Kjellberg, editor Memorial is liquidated, and other threats to our endangered memories. How history is sheltered like a little flame by people…
The import of animals for the human psyche was recently reaffirmed when my twenty-year-old son dramatically announced: “Basically at this point my life…
1928: ”I believe we are at that interesting moment when the prophet becomes the poet and when prophecy becomes the expressive song, the chant of…
A woman of letters—the phrase suggests simultaneously something stuffy (she is an old-fashioned literary mandarin); something improbable (in Samuel…
The fact that the food and drink take center stage in as short a narrative as James Joyce’s The Dead might strike a reader as rather odd; and yet…
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