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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.
“The short story seems to me the most difficult and disciplining form of prose writing extant.”
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.
When, thanks to the virtues of wine, / I let go of solid memory and a certain pleasure / seems almost real to me / having secretly picked up a scent / in the john of a friend who uses that scent
The baby’s eyes were dark, almost black, and when I nursed her in the middle of the night, she’d stare at me with a stunned, shipwrecked look as if my body were the island she’d washed up on.