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Donald Judd’s To Susan Buckwalter, SFMOMA, San Francisco, California

Berry Grass

10.22.18

Berry Grass offers an open letter to Donald Judd. Grass will be another exciting featured performer at this year’s Letters Festival in Atlanta.

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Everyone Has a Macho Man Randy Savage Impersonation

Brian Oliu

10.18.18

Brian Oliu parses the performative stylings of one of wrestling’s most iconic figures into a meditation on origin and self-presentation. Brian will appear as a part of the Letters Festival in Atlanta, running November 8-10. Tickets available now at thelettersfestival.org.

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“Origin Story for My Imminent Rebirth” & “Hammam”

Aria Curtis

10.17.18

“My grandmother does not let me bathe her / she does not want me to see/ her / like this” Two poems by Aria Curtis, a featured reader at the Nov. 8th opening event at the upcoming Letters Festival in Atlanta.

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Immigrant’s Song

Chris Oxley

10.15.18

Chris Oxley with a moving historical essay following a Russian-born Jewish songwriter’s immigration and aspiration in turn-of-the-20th-century America.

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From Spain

Caren Beilin

10.11.18

Fanzine’s ongoing coverage of the brilliant cast of authors appearing at this year’s Letters Festival in Atlanta, running from November 8-10 at the Atlanta Contemporary, begins with a stunning excerpt about Jean-Phillipe Toussaint from Caren Beilin’s memoir, SPAIN.

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Ghosts Won’t Keep The Baby Product Royalties Rolling

Joseph Goosey

10.10.18

“Blood floods the admin / While playing hostage sitch / Inside of Fort Knox all like / Looky Daddy The Money” Poetry by Joseph Goosey.

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This is Work: A Review of Joe Hall’s Someone’s Utopia

Joseph Houlihan

10.08.18

Joseph Houlihan reviews Joe Hall’s latest, Someone’s Utopia, exploring the intrinsic link between internet language and brutality, and between work and love.

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Big Red, or How Florence Welch Became the Rock-and-Roll Queen of My Messy Queer Heart

Jeremiah Moriarty

10.04.18

“The first time I heard a Florence and the Machine song, I was a sweaty, closeted teenager in a hot car, casually getting every cell in my body rearranged by a voice.” Jeremiah Moriarty on self-discovery through art, consumer culture, and escape.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Jac Nelson

10.03.18

“Moss grows here, you know? It’s absolute and / unbelievable, our countries, their stoneworks hit with moss fire, it’s redemptive, it’s the / brightest stuff when the sky is a concrete lid.” Poetry by Jac Nelson.

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It’s Not Confessional: Meadow Slasher by Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Jacob Schepers

10.01.18

Jacob Schepers reviews the latest from Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Meadow Slasher, and its interrogation of confession.