I had come in search of the meaning of synchronized swimming in modern America. Over the course of a week, I had gotten bored with the human body’s physical excellence. Maybe that was because, despite the spectacle at this level, even flawlessness becomes mundane.
Posts Tagged: Swimming
When you're a diver, you're only a tourist of the air. ...more
Rebecca Makkai talks about ghosts, teaching, chronology in writing, and her new novel, The Hundred-Year House. ...more
Richard Bausch can take your head off with a plain sentence. He’s direct, no frills, no pirouettes. A writer who says what he means and not a word more. ...more
In Japanese martial arts, the uke is the 'receiver' of the technique, the one who attempts to attack their sparring partner, the tori. The tori defends against the attack of the uke, who usually winds up on the floor after getting flipped, swept, thrown, punched, or kicked. ...more
There was a lightness to the way the waves batted me around on the stones, the lightness of a cat playing with a mouse it was about to kill. ...more
This week, Rumpus books has published reviews of a novel and two short story collections....more