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PLAN OF FUTURE WORKS

Brandon Brown

08.22.14

“The thought of / the dying world makes me feel less sad than really / lazy.”: a new long poem by Brandon Brown, selected by Summer poetry editor Cassandra Troyan.

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How Truly Unreal They Are: An Interview with Brad Warner

Lucy Tiven

08.21.14

Lucy Tiven takes an eye to Hardcore Zen, a documentary by Pirooz Kalayah exploring the intersection between Buddhism and punk.

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Vyshali Manivannan

08.20.14

Do not adjust your browser. Vyshali Manivannan’s code-laced manifesto might be unlike anything you’ve ever read.

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“How Much Can a Body Endure?”: A Review of Chelsea Hodson’s Pity The Animal

Alexandra Wuest

08.19.14

Chelsea Hodson’s chapbook essay unpacks the effect of the male gaze on the female body. Alexandra Wuest reviews.

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A Movie With Sasha Fletcher

Sasha Fletcher

08.18.14

Sasha Fletcher stops by to review Under The Skin and talks eating cake, kerosene, and aliens.

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Rachel Ellison

08.15.14

“In sound and silence I can see, see the theatricality of your quotidian body”: poems of performative pleasure from Rachel Ellison selected by summer poetry editor Cassandra Troyan.

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Notes on Three Pages of Thomas Piketty’s Capital

Mark Baumer

08.14.14

Do you read Thomas Piketty? Didn’t think so. Mark Baumer didn’t really either, but gleans all we need to know about Capital from the first three pages of the book.

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Oh Corvus, My Corvus

Jennifer Calkins

08.13.14

Privacy, witchery, and madness sprawl from Jennifer Calkins’s lyric mediation on the lurking presence of the crow.

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WHAT TO READ WHEN YOU ARE SAD: HOW EXISTENTIALIST NIHILISM IS A NICE STEP ON THE WAY TO HUMANISM

Hannah Gamble

08.12.14

Hannah Gamble reads Ikkyū and Brandon Brown in attempting to wrestle with the nature of comfort.

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Body Map: What Do Fish Hear?

Jamie Iredell

08.11.14

Body Map is a series that invites authors to write about the body. In this edition, Jamie Iredell discusses what fish hear, middle ear bones, and Top Gun.