Editors Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue are not trying to teach us how to read the poems.
The humor of Toole’s novel, its enjoyment of puncturing surfaces and pretensions, has been reduced to punch-line humor and one-liners.
Amy Winehouse’s death was certainly a tragedy, but not one that moves us to pity and terror in its retelling as a morality tale spun from home movies.
Miranda July’s originality of vision rests on an acute (and astute) awareness of the cosmic and the quotidian.
The Emerald Light in the Air is important reading for those interested in the state of the American short story, or of American fiction in general.
Arts Fuse writer Anthony Wallace talks about the latest accolade for his short story collection “The Old Priest” — it was a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award.
The Arts Fuse is pleased to announce that “In a Room With Rothko,” by Anthony Wallace, posted last year, was awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XXXVIII Best of the Small Presses (Norton & Co, 2013).
For Langston fails on its own terms, which is to produce a moving, insightful, and in some sense accurate interpretation of the poetry of Langston Hughes.
One answer to the question of “Why two plays in verse?” might be that Denis Johnson is a writer relentlessly in pursuit of new forms, and new formal challenges—a literary daredevil always looking for a new vehicle to take for a thrill ride.
THE ART OF ROBERT FROST helped me get closer to the poems and in doing so helped me get closer to the poet.