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Why Love Now : In Conversation With Pissed Jeans’ Matt Korvette

Sarah Rose Etter

02.24.17

Today marks the release of Pissed Jeans’ fifth album. Over lunch, lead singer Matt Korvette talks about working with Lindsay Hunter, Lydia Lunch, and the process of creating Why Love Now.

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Virginia Overell

02.23.17

4 haunt(ed)ing images by Virginia Overell, from late winter poetry editor Aurelia Guo.

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Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle

02.22.17

“I tell the doctor I’m depressed. She says, ‘But you can’t be depressed, I saw you laughing last week.'” New text from Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle.

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LET’S HANG OUT: A REVIEW OF ALI POWER’S A POEM FOR RECORD KEEPERS

Gabriel Kruis

02.21.17

Gabriel Kruis tracks literary lineage and permutation in this review of Ali Power’s debut book of poems, A Poem for Record Keepers.

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IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A SHAME TO LET SOME OTHER WOMAN HAVE IT: ON JOANNA NEWSOM’S DIVERS

Claire Donato

02.20.17

Claire Donato explores her own emotional, existential, and political terrain surrounding the boundary-breaking experience of Joanna Newsom’s Divers.

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Three Poems

Justin Caguiat

02.17.17

“the object had been dead / still / now animated with life / later I noticed it had my face” Three new poems from Justin Caguiat, via late winter poetry editor Aurelia Guo.

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Burning Rubber, Tearing Reality: A Review of August Smith’s The Mario Kart 64 Poems

Jayme Russell

02.16.17

In his ekphratic exploration of the classic Nintendo game Mario Kart, August Smith interweaves play with reality, player with designer, past with present. Jayme Russell reviews.

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from Confession Hour

Bogdan Petcu

02.15.17

“she didn’t give birth as many times / as to avoid having Alzheimer’s now” New poetry from Bogdan Petcu, both i the original Romanian and in translation by Ana Prundaru.

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In Search of Duende: Trash Humpers

Nic Lawrence

02.14.17

“Beyond economic deaths, educational deaths, overdose deaths, Appalachia carries a kind of pastoral death: the cratered hillside replaced with slurry ponds and refineries; a discarded refrigerator in a flooded creek.” Nic Lawrence summons her West Virginian childhood while finding duende in Harmony Korine’s 2009 film, Trash Humpers.

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Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s “Maintenance Art”

Adam DeGraff

02.13.17

Adam DeGraff checks out the Mierle Ukeles exhibition of her “Maintenance Art” at the Queens Museum, including perhaps her most famous piece, “Touch Sanitation,” in which she visited all 8,500+ employees of the NYC Sanitation Department over a two year span to personally thank them for their work.