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The Spring Revel
Giddy excess, the sentences spilling over like triple-scoop ice cream cones, is the essence of the aesthetic that earned Block her rapturous cult following.
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Kaveh Akbar is on the line.
Our Spring contributors—Kaveh Akbar, Peter Orner, Kate Zambreno, and more—share their favorite poetry, prose, and free card-game websites.
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
“I find what happens in reality very interesting and I don’t find a great need to make up things.”
Trevor Paglen’s new book is a collaboration with Peter Merlin, a former NASA archivist who collects remnants of secret government projects.
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
an ant dies, and no one mourns / a bird dies, and no one mourns if it isn’t a crested ibis / a monkey dies, and monkeys mourn / a monkey dies, and / people pry open its skull / a shark dies, and another shark keeps swimming
I lived in the poor part of town / where the hookers hung out on the street corners at night, / and sometimes, / when I'd swing my battered Datsun / off the bright avenue / onto my obscure side street, / they'd trip around the corner after me