Four Poems

Isaac Pickell

name/brand on a windy day breaking those hottest Midwestern months   where most everything is wishing for death   or winter, a single dried petal from that little blue flower   with a cute colloquial name, shrunk beyond its living … Continue reading “Four Poems”

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Two Poems

Cam Scott

Surfeit Writ, with Time Constraint A green collection in the field. Or try again without opprobrium. Make better work for good. The copula will see to that whatever word One puts down will suffice to grow the poem as a … Continue reading “Two Poems”

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The Suburbs

Paul Vogel

A slight striation brings us to an opalescent aquapit of algae-grazing crustaceans and pedal boat taverns.   Take I-94 West past the tropical shrublands, along a spidery slum of houses built on planks of sun-bleached ipe and thatch.   Next … Continue reading “The Suburbs”

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from Reversi

Lauren Levin

The following is drawn from a manuscript tentatively titled Reversi: a group of letters written to Em Bohlka, who died in the 2016 Ghost Ship fire. Reversi also engages with Othello as a core text, jumping off from that play … Continue reading “from Reversi

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On Wendy Brown’s In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West

Leerom Medovoi

With her new book, In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West (Columbia 2019), Wendy Brown joins more than a few scholars now reconsidering what we thought we knew about neoliberalism. Her previous book, Undoing the … Continue reading “On Wendy Brown’s In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West

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Speech Work

Miri Davidson

In his Six Lectures on Sound and Meaning, the linguist Roman Jakobson writes about a treatise published in 1718 titled “Sur la fille sans langue” (“On the girl with no tongue”). The irony of this title was that the girl … Continue reading “Speech Work”

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Crisis in Venezuela: The US Left, Solidarities, and What Is to Be Done?

Macarena Gómez-Barris, George Ciccariello-Maher and Gabriel Hetland

On April 22, Lisa Duggan convened a conversation between Gabriel Hetland and George Ciccariello-Maher, moderated by Macarena Gómez-Barris, at New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. The participants have edited their remarks to present here. Thinking with Venezuela’s … Continue reading “Crisis in Venezuela: The US Left, Solidarities, and What Is to Be Done?”

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