John Keene is a Distinguished Professor of English and African-American and African Studies at Rutgers-Newark, where he has served as the chair of the African-American and African Studies department since 2015. In his own words, he says, “I’m a writer, a translator, an artist, an editor, and a mentor.” He […]
The mind is a strange place. Recently I had a sex dream about movie director Peter Bogdanovich, and I don’t even have those kinds of feelings for Peter Bogdanovich, or at least I don’t think I do. Historian Robert Caro was also in the dream—the guy who’s writing the five-volume […]
Taisia Kitaiskaia is a Russian-American poet and writer whose work has developed an idiosyncratic mythopoetics that revels in language’s creaturely underbelly, as seen most recently in The Nightgown and Other Poems, a poetry collection published by Deep Vellum in 2020. Kitaiskaia generously answered my questions over the course of several […]
Karl Michael Iglesias is an actor, director, and writer originally from Milwaukee, WI. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble, he continues his exploration of verse and heightened language in the theater. His poetry can be found in Apogee, The Acentos Review, The […]
The port city of Bilbao is good place to encounter iron. With a history steeped in steel, ship-building and the shipping industry, the tradition for iron works and iron workers runs deep. That heritage is celebrated by artist Richard Serra at Guggenheim Bilbao in his monumental work titled The Matter […]
Interview with Mónica de la Torre on Women in Concrete Poetry: 1959-1979 by Chime Lama Adding to the great efforts of anthologizing concrete poetry undertaken by Emmett Williams, Mary Ellen Solt, Victoria Bean, and Chris McCabe, among others, Mónica de la Torre and Alex Balgiu’s latest work gives us another […]
Rose Pacult is a multimedia artist and author. She has worked with Massimo De Carlo to the Bethanien Kunstquartier. Rose’s writings can be read on Wig Wag Magazine, Untoward Magazine, and Essay Daily, and appear in various books including Knowing Zasd by His Walk (Dokument Press)and Unfolded Perceptions (Grund).