The experience, rather than linear, is borealian. ...more
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All I want is to feed myself like a person who wants to be fed. ...more
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This poem lets her—the speaker and Baumgartel—be too much . ...more
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Are you wealthy? If so, heyyy. ...more
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A monthly illustrated What to Read When for the young readers in our lives!
Tags: Adam P. Schmitt, Alice Pung, Aubrey Nolan, Brave Ballerina, Carles Porta, Castle, Daniel Hahn, David Macaulay, Ebony Glenn, Elisha Cooper, Ellen Raskin, Homer, I Am a Tyrannosaurus, Jihyeon Lee, Little What to Read When, Lucy and Linh, Michelle Meadows, Speechless, Stacy McAnulty, Tatsuya Miyanishi, The Artists (Tales from the Hidden Valley), The Door, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, The Westing Game, What to Read When
Marnie Galloway discusses her award-winning comic IN THE SOUNDS AND SEAS.
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I picked up The Odyssey because I wanted to read about wanders and refugees. A story about a man who takes a decade to get home and is on a quest for safety seemed like a good place to start. ...more
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Robert Minto examines selections from Homer’s Iliad to discover why some language and rhetoric misses its mark while other characters’ “winging words” achieve their purpose.
I have a tendency to read difficult books when my life is difficult. ...more
Tags: Anna Karenina, Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe, graduate school, Homer, infinite jest, Jeremy Reed, John Berryman, last poem i loved, poetry, surrealism, The Dream Songs, Thoreau, William Butler Yeats
A god does not intervene. A mortal dies. Things happen repeatedly, then suddenly they differ. That rhythm of action, which combines repetition with asymmetry, is the rhythm of Homeric narrative and of the Homeric style. And it is designed to hold you in its spell as much as the rhythm of a line: the beat […]
Debut novelist Will Chancellor talks about successful satire, destroying drafts of
A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall to get to the finished version, and the advantages of fiction over competing media. ...more
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Brian Spears reviews Alice Oswald’s
Memorial A Version of Homer’s Iliad today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more