A Thing Defined
ContributorCraig Morgan Teicher
Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of four books, including The Trembling Answers: Poems (BOA Editions, April) and the editor of Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz (New Directions). He lives in New Jersey with his wife and kids.
This Strange Thing, the Word*By Trinh T. Minh-ha
NOV 2021 | Critics Page
It pains you terribly to hear it. The word. It was dropped casually, as if of no importance. The moment it hit your ears, your heart got stoned. The immediate reaction was a full silence. It weighed on you as you turned mute. You wanted to throw it out, back to where it came from, but to no avail. All you could hear yourself uttering were some rasping throat sounds.
Franz Kafka: The DrawingsBy Andrew Ervin
MARCH 2023 | Books
To me, thinking and not-thinking are often the same thing, and thats clearest when I have an eraser in hand. The recent landmark publication of Franz Kafkas illustrations in The Drawings, edited by Andrea Kilcher, a professor of literature and cultural studies in Zurich, has led me to think more about the ways in which these two states of beingif they are differentbenefit from each other.
Steffani Jemison’s A Rock, A River, A StreetBy Tara Aisha Willis
MARCH 2023 | Art Books
Reading A Rock, A River, A Street is like finding a way through an enigmatic moment of performance: the body is the thing that connects feelings and experiences, moves us through them. It is a train of thought, a largely unvoiced internal monologue to which we are given partial access.
Ishmael Reed with Bob Holman
MARCH 2023 | Art
Though it may be difficult to edge in a question during Ishs mammoth intellect spew, his non-stop provocateurship, one things for surewhat were living through now he wrote about back in the sixties, which means that what hes theorizing about now we can look forward to actually happening in another fifty years.