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Posts Tagged: Michael Robbins

Notable NYC: 4/20–4/26

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 7/15–7/21

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Monday 7/17: Tamara Shopsin presents Arbitrary Stupid Goal and talks with Jason Fulford. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free. Victoria Redel discusses Before Everything with Paul Lisicky. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

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“Mellifluent Instances” of Language

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“Cellar door” isn’t the only euphonious phrase in the English language. For Printers Row, the Chicago Tribune‘s literary journal, Michael Robbins catalogs some of the “perfectly strung-together words” that have the power to “delight the ear.” And though he starts with a passage from William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, it’s not just books he’s talking about. He describes himself […]

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Michael Robbins Interview

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Vol. 1 Brooklyn converses with Michael Robbins about his recently released poetry collection, Alien vs. Predator. Other topics of discussion include his hatred of Mississippi, Dadaism, suberversion in music, Occupy, and the police. “The stuff that interests me is dangerous, and it’s not always designed to suggest the proper ameliorations, you know. Art is contradiction. […]

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