It’s hard to think of a contemporary poet who has engaged so passionately and devotedly, over many decades, with a single forebear.
For America to get back on track, “It will take inspired radical leadership, mass organizing, and citizen mobilization of the kind that we see only in America’s finest hours.”
I would have preferred a more reflective, in-depth account of becoming a man in 2020, but Becoming A Man is an informative, fast, and fascinating read.
What you will be impressed by is the strength of the interior thinking, the detailing of the voices sorting out their confusion.
We were both English-speaking ex-patriots living in Istanbul, and John Ash’s poetry spoke eloquently to that shared experience.
L. M. Brown knows there are certain questions in life that we just never get the answers to. Or dare to ask.
Alan Rosen’s book thoughtfully illuminates the perilous calendrical devotion of Jews during the Holocaust, seeing it as a form of resistance.
José Luis Trueba Lara’s anti-popularist history is the truest kind of people’s history.
Audiences knew (or at least thought they knew) something was up, and that something was what made these performers unique.
If this collection has one failing, it is its attempt to make Flannery O’Connor into something she was not: “woke.”