Posts Tagged: Sound

Poem of the Day: “Dope” by Amiri Baraka

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Amiri Baraka was a provocateur, a radical, an activist, and an amazing poet who remains relevant for all the wrong reasons and some of the right ones. “Dope” is an explosion, a satire, an investigation, an accusation, a poem that kills. His energy was and is unmatched, accomplishing even in recording a mesmerizing, enrapturing, anxiety-inducing […]

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Learning by Listening

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The Millions staff writer Nick Ripatrazone examines literature that “embraces the power of radio” and highlights the sounds of language: Radio is elegiac. Radio is the theater of the mind: our eyes are free to look elsewhere, but the sound bounces in our brains. Two mediums that elicit imagination and subjective experience, radios and literature go well […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Paul Lisicky

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The Rumpus Book Club talks with Paul Lisicky about his new book The Narrow Door>/em>, how much of your story you own, and the importance of reading your own work aloud.

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Sound, by T.M. Wolf

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Novelists rarely engage in typographic adventures. There are exceptions, some of impressive vintage. Laurence Sterne depicts death with a black page in Tristram Shandy. Late-twentieth-century Scottish writer Alasdair Gray (also a painter) has his type go mad just when his characters do.

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