From personal ads compiled as narrative to a frame-by-frame retelling of a short film on grazing sheep, Nao’s poems and stories are acrobatic experiments in form.
The lossy poetics of Magenheimer’s video script-cum-publication embraces the split self of the information age.
The poet’s new collection of essays, Minor Feelings, threads intense friendships, “bad” English, and standup comedy into a meditation on the Asian-American experience.
My second job was waiting in a window / behind the window of the job I was on // the clock for. My third job was scheduled / for that evening, but not yet // confirmed. My fourth freelance job wasn’t active / per se, but I was actively // pursuing clients.
Maybe // There is // A genealogy of suffering // How // This morning // I read // Minimalism is the aesthetic code of gentrification // Really I want to say // Make less art
On deep listening and language as liberation.
A public cafeteria, the ghost of my heart gorges herself on spent ammunition // The Orlando medical examiner processed each of the 49 Pulse victims apart from the gunman. / Even amid gravitational collapse, surviving atoms couldn’t reanimate with him.
Long neglected poet Stephen Jonas created a complex web of self-mythologized identities to escape any form of categorization …
The artist’s works amend the white supremacist mythology contained in American monuments and historical paintings: “Democracy requires a clear understanding of the past, including its mistakes.”
A poetry collection on the violence of knowledge, sexual awakening, and encounters through Baba Yaga’s forest.
Beading images of deadly viruses and bacteria into enticing designs, Cuthand makes visible Indigenous communities’ exposure to disease from first colonial contact to today.
The New York-based painter and video artist on the tragicomic nature of wannabes and scenesters.
The writer on Swedish Nebraska, the lyric essay, and brevity as a superpower.
The artist talks about investigating the gender spectrum and the female gaze.
The covert operative with a complex psyche.
The Invention of Ana novelist on the manipulations of narrative, being submerged by fiction, and the protagonist as STD.
The poet on the politics of the gaze, the migratory act of reading, the anxiety of bilingualism, and the universality of shame.
Embracing divine identity through photographic portraiture.
We went into the garden to pick out a poison blocker / We saw fish mint / A lizard’s tail / A chameleon plant / Your heartleaf / My fishwort