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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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Five Poems

Nicole Raziya Fong

*THATCHED *I MISREMEMBERED *POTENTIAL CLARIFICATIONS *AT THIS DEFACED CORNER *BURN

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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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A Song from the Past

Gurmeet Singh

Poor Diana–Diana batchari. Whole bloody family ruined her life. Look at your grandma–your Bibi–tell me she’s not just like the Queen. Everyone running after them both–oh Bibi, your majesty, yes Bibi, haan Bibi, anything else? We say–Sikhs say–daughter-in-law should be … Continue reading “A Song from the Past”

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from Atopia II

Sandra Simonds

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