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“What Becomes of Us as We Read?”: Ashbery and Ethical Criticism

by Andrew Field Poetry and Poetics
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What are some reasons why we read poetry? Why turn to a poem over a novel, a play, a philosophical treatise?

Time, Death, & Video Games: Rushdie’s Luka and the Fire of Life

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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If you’re going to talk about such things as parallel universes, multiple lives, determinism and free will is not the video game a reputable analog?

SONNETS by Bernadette Mayer

by Allison Power Poetry and Poetics
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I thought I’d share some Mayer sonnets, as Valentine’s day is almost upon us. Love nor the sonnet is standard in Mayer’s world, and she highlights the possibilities/ multiplicities of poetics and of love. After all, desire doesn’t always follow a neat and tidy pattern. SONNET So long honey, don’t ever come around again, I’m […]