Posts Tagged: obituary

A Looming Death

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MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and Pulitzer-finalist poet Lucia Perillo has died at the age of 58, reports Michael Shaub in the LA Times. Perillo suffered from multiple sclerosis, and wrote about her “looming death” in her latest collection, Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones, which was published in February by Copper Canyon Press. In addition […]

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Let’s Reinvigorate Death

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Julian Hanna reviews Stefany Anne Goldberg and Morgan Meis’s Dead People at 3:AM Magazine. The book eulogizes twenty-nine people Goldberg and Meis handpicked themselves with short obituaries. Hanna writes that the twenty-nine obituaries all offer, “something lively and curious.” Each is, “an all-night drunken wake, a celebration of whatever it was I managed to contribute to intellectual […]

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Looking Back at Albee

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For the New Yorker, Hilton Als reaches across Edward Albee’s long career to take the pulse of the themes and concerns of the late, great playwright. Memory, attachment, cruelty, and Albee’s sense of himself as an outsider all informed the dramas. Als writes, “Part of Albee’s genius was figuring out ways to bring his brilliant gay talk […]

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At Heaven’s Gates

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At the New Yorker, Richard Brody shares a eulogy for director Michael Cimino: Cimino’s life work is a cinema of mourning, an art of grief, a nightmare of memory that finds its sole redemption in ecstasy—the heightened perception that transforms experience into a grand internal spectacle, which finds its own embodiment in Cimino’s own profound visual imagination.

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Remembrance: The Protector of Sci-Fi Poetry

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Suzette Haden Elgin, the pioneering writer at the intersection of science fiction, linguistics, and activism, is remembered at io9 after her passing last week. Elgin leaves behind a body of work that is both fantastical and practical, escapist and activist; though she is perhaps best known for her nonfiction book The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense, […]

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