Poet and author Nanos Valaoritis discusses the political and cultural situation in Greece today.
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Donald believes the earth is round, he does, and that it spins on its axis and revolves around the sun. No doubt. He just prefers the old rectangular tales with their sharp borders and precipitous ends. ...more
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We asked nineteen authors what books they’d suggest as recommended reading in light of America’s new political reality.
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Last summer was a difficult season, the worst I’ve had in years. I bloodied an eye from weeping, capillaries branching like red vines around the hazel nest where my pupil gleams like a black egg. ...more
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