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Summer Arcana

Zoe Tuck

09.19.14

“Distill that into / what is a woman and / what is it to be one / you say you met one / walking down the Via / Negativa or did you / just pass her, a lone / wolf perhaps out to / bring down the church?” Incantations of spiritual queenship from Zoe Tuck’s “Summer Arcana”, selected as part of Cassandra Troyan’s summer poetry curation.

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Crime, Death, Art: An Interview with Joyelle McSweeney

Jeff Jackson

09.18.14

Jeff Jackson talks to Joyelle McSweeney about Salamandrine: 8 Gothics, the dark arts, going glittery, and blurring modes.

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The Life You Want

Stephen Thomas

09.17.14

“You read something and you become more who you are.” A moving quantification of daily life in the form of new short fiction from Stephen Thomas.

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Names are Graves

Elizabeth Mikesch

09.16.14

Elizabeth Mikesch pries windows into Marilyn Minter’s Green Pink Caviar, a film inspiring her debut collection, Niceties: Aural Ardor, Pardon Me.

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Disconnection Notice

Nicholas Grider

09.15.14

Nicholas Grider provides thoughtful consideration of how autism affects his reading and his writing.

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The Gooey

Oki Sogumi

09.12.14

“The ocean was a cryogenic room, a place for hovering near death”: a beautiful new long work by Oki Sogumi, selected by Summer poetry editor, Cassandra Troyan.

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Born to Be Wild: Melissa Broder’s Poetics of Ritual Illumination

Lucy Tiven

09.11.14

Despite its rampant darkness (or somehow in light of it), Melissa Broder’s Scarecrone is rich in spirit, fire, awe. Lucy Tiven reviews.

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A Quarter Gave Me New Life

Michael Kimball

09.10.14

Michael Kimball shares an excerpt from his latest, Galaga, concerning the rush of video games, the addiction of the high score, and staying alive.

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The Lexicon Becomes Part of You: An Interview with Aaron Burch

Willie Fitzgerald

09.09.14

Willie Fitzgerald talks with Aaron Burch about god, pot, and design regarding his new book, Backswing.

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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is the Best Game Ever, So What

Kati Heng

09.08.14

Kati Heng plays Kim Kardashian: Hollywood so you don’t have to.