Donald Dunbar on the power of language, circumventing systems, and his new book Eyelid Lick.
Gerald Jackson describes life as a black artist in the Bowery, poetry versus hip hop, and the jazz scene of the 1980s.
Nothing fishy here . . .
Matthew Daddona on the catharsis and circumvention in Leah Umansky’s Domestic Uncertainties.
Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read an excerpt from Amy Fusselman’s The Pharmacist’s Mate.
Feminine desires past and present in an exhibition, a biography, and a book of poems.
We don’t provide earplugs.
Brando Skyhorse peels away layers of presumed identities and discusses recent books about Native Americans.
Poet Raphael Rubinstein transforms Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style into a numerical formula.
Holly Herndon on techno-optimism, the academy, and the computer as a compositional tool.
Caveh Zahedi chats about pools and poetry, the analogy of marriage and yoga, and his controversial recent film The Sheik and I.
Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read six poems by Adam Fitzgerald with art by Esteban Longoria, selected by Jozeph Herceg.
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Craig Drennen discusses his current body of work, Timon of Athens, the power of abandoned cultural productions, and life in Atlanta.
Multi-media artist Tony Martin talks about his synesthesia-driven take on creating space that draws on human-to-human connection.
Kurt Hollander discusses his book Several Ways to Die in Mexico City, a fascinating and ambitious book about the history, culture, economics, anthropology, and even aesthetics of death in Mexico City.
Bee Mask’s Chris Madak spent the better part of the last two years constructing his new album. Now he reflects on the conceptual threads running through it.
Stephen Ratcliffe on the Michael Gregory’s “real” wide open spaces.
Miranda Field and Julia Guez have been corresponding since January 2010. This is the transcript of their conversation which touches on insomnia, motherhood, and “living on the wrong side of the river.”
Don’t let the week slip away
Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read “Underfed” by Susan Steinberg.
Dust yourself off, you’re going to need to start fresh.
Sculptor Judith Shea curates an archive of self-portraits by women members at the National Academy Museum.
Brian Rogers talks about reprising his performance piece Hot Box, the challenges of performing, and his compulsion to keep creating.
Nick Thurston considers some unavoidable problems with reading Ian Hamilton Finlay, the Scottish poet-gardener, seriously as a poet.
We’ve provided a few remedies for that splitting headache.
Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read two poems by Jared Stanley with art by Simon Nunn, selected by Daniel Moysaenko.
Writer Zadie Smith and graphic novelist and illustrator Chris Ware spoke at the New York Public Library on December 11, 2012.