In our afternoon reading: interviews with Myriam Gurba and Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, new writing from Hanif Abdurraqib, and more.
Poetry in Motion: Yankees, Red Sox, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Graham Greene, and the Impending Apocalypse
On Saturday night I attended a game at Yankees Stadium, between the local pinstriped and the visiting Boston Red Sox. It was an infinitely more engaging, pleasurable and humane version of a war reenactment, or a spirited salon. In this bloodbath, more of arms than wits, the Red Sox trounced the Yanks by the criminal score of 11-1. This slaughter began with a grand slam from Sox first basemen Mike Napoli, who at press time may have one of the […]
At HTMLGIANT: We are living in post-Donald Barthelme times. Get used to it. At Big Other: Learning to love Henry James. At The Millions: Leonard Cohen’s tour comes to an end. No word if he will do a poetry tour or write a followup to Beautiful Losers in his spare time, but we will hold our breath in anticipation of something from him. At The Atlantic: The holocaust and literature aren’t always the best bedfellows. At Huffington Post: Justin Timberlake […]