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Christos Ikonomou’s Good Will Come From the Sea by Ellie Robins
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A pose recurs in Christos Ikonomou’s Good Will Come From the Sea: one character after another finds themselves on their knees, waiting. For the dawn, for mercy, for love. 

Tragic Confluences: Anne Carson’s Translation of Euripides’ Bakkhai by Will Harrison
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Re-imagining antiquity and complicating gender binaries for the modern reader.

Sarah Ruden by Eric Banks
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Hippias Minor is such a handy introduction to Socrates as a personality, to this method of argumentation, to the culture of Athens where you have all these hot-shot foreign speakers like Hippias coming in and making the intellectual fermentation even stronger.”

Portfolio by Timothy Hull
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“Wayne quoting Kierkegaard to Cassandra, ‘When you label me, you negate me.’”

Georgi Gospodinov by Jeffrey Zuckerman
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Empathy in literature, public reminiscence, and the long half-life of socialism.

Paper Clip #36 by Jacob Forrest Severn
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Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Five Poems by Pedro Serrano

The Death of Narcissus

Narcissus did not drown.

Rachel Hovnanian by Mimi Thompson
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Although beauty’s fragile existence indicates its imminent end, our culture seems determined to keep youth’s flawless face and undeniable power on extended loan.

Madness and Mr. Phillips by Alan Gilbert
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Alan Gilbert parses Adam Phillip’s artist talk at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Discussed herein: madness, theater, and Greek tragedy.

More Zeus Bits by Anne Carson

This First Proof contains a series of “Zeus” poems.

Ben Ehrenreich’s The Suitors by Frederic Tuten
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There is something inexhaustible in Homer’s Odyssey that makes us want to go back to it, to the archetype of a hero’s going forth and arduous return, of bravery and cunning, and, finally, of the test of a wife’s fidelity. 

James Purdy’s Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue by Linda Yablonsky
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Footnotes by Klaus Kertess

1) Pindar, 12th Pythian Ode (ca 490 BC). The specific flute Athena is credited with inventing, here, is called the Phrygian flute; it is a double flute thought to have been formed by her out of stag’s bones or horns.

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