Nathaniel Rich writes that in Storm George R. Stewart "defiantly takes the global perspective. He traces the narrative of his heroine back to the histo…
Who is she? asks Saidiya Hartman in the early pages of her most recent work, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments. The question is inspired by a photog…
by Ann Kjellberg, editor  The Roman version of opera publica (public works) included not only aqueducts and sewers but also temples, baths, theaters, m…
by Ann Kjellberg, editor  Editor Ann Kjellberg considers the infrastructure of ideas, and whether it is or is not a part of the current infrastructure …
For years, in order to write, I would rent small rooms by the water, hoping in that way to summon in near silence the world I was trying to bring to li…
In order to confront my new role as a suburban mother of a large family, I could no longer be content with working part-time at Présence Africaine nor …
Robert Walser was known in his lifetime, if he was known at all, for short, uncanny, discursive prose pieces that beguiled an influential circle of Cen…
by Ann Kjellberg, editor  Perhaps the crossroads of Portland's India and Washington Streets is a signpost of things to come, when the breakup of our of…
by Ann Kjellberg, editor  Kaila Boulware-Sykes and Raymond Sykes answered poverty, violence, and exclusion with the one vehicle they knew for truth and…
187 million tons of pollock have been mined from the North Pacific Ocean since 1950. They masquerade as crab and shrimp meat. They appear in Walmart fi…
Even before the pandemic I had been toying with the idea of a version of teaching writing that would be all writing. That sounds cerebral and lonesome,…
Gei Fe, author of Peach Blossom Paradise