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Damnation by Christine Wertheim
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“To a small village, at the end of winter, comes a mysterious package addressed to no one.” Thus begins Damnation, Janice’s Lee’s new novella. 

Kai Althoff by David Grubbs
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Althoff engages multiple art modes—from painting to making music, as a band member of Workshop and under the pseudonym Fanal.

On Inscrutability: William Forsythe’s Sider by Emily Hoffman
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Emily Hoffman on the broken patterns in William Forsythe’s Sider, a work that conjures and contends with Elizabethan tragedy.

Three Poems by Jennifer Kronovet

Ten Ways to Mourn a Dead Language

1. Intersperse words from the dead language into your speech. When asked the meaning of the dead words say, I never said that.

Paper Clip #32 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.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma by Lauren Bakst
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Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska of Nature Theater of Oklahoma on their series Life & Times, new episodes of which will be presented this September by FIAF as a part of its Crossing the Line festival.

Two Stories by Thomas Israel Hopkins

An Obstacle to Empathy

I am conducting an interview with a general who is in the process of authorizing an invasion of a country that borders both his and mine.

Michael Portnoy by Jovana Stokić
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The artist discusses abstract games, the dangers of Relational Aesthetics and Portnoy’s recent participatory work 27 Gnosis.

Emptiness and Ephemera by Cassie Peterson
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Choreographer Tere O’Connor’s work is grounded in multiplicity. Cassie Peterson explores its implications.

Hans Magnus Enzensberger by Tracy K. Smith
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Poets Enzensberger and Smith discuss politically engaged writing and their fondness for flops. Smith won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Life on Mars.

Kenneth Goldsmith by Marcus Boon
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Kenneth Goldsmith is a trickster for sure, not just because his work takes place on the crossroads between legal and illegal, between digital and real life, between word and image, but because he’s a man who wears a lot of hats, metaphorical and otherwise. 

Binyavanga Wainaina by Rob Spillman
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Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina is inexhaustible, a public intellectual very much engaged with the literary and political worlds. His memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place, published this July by Graywolf Press, chronicles the multiplicity of his middle-class African childhood: home squared, we call it, your clan, your home, the nation of your origin.

Facticities, Etc. by Renée Ashley
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She was born.
She was born and the hospital fell into a crack where it burned.

It Is What It Is: Exclusive Audio
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In Jeremy Deller’s project “It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq” journalists, veterans, refugees and scholars converse about their experiences over the past ten years.

US Poets in Mexico by Susie DeFord
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This January 10–17, besides having a thousand opportunities to buy a hammock and accidentally eating frozen pineapple and Tabasco (yuck) in Merida, Mexico, I was lucky to participate in the first US Poets in Mexico conference.

Nicanor Parra: The Worst Is Behind by Raúl Zurita
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The most radical living nonagenarian, Chilean Nicanor Parra has been practicing antipoetry for over half a century. In this essay poet Raúl Zurita releases the detonating force of Parra’s classic text/image artifacts.

Alberto Kalach by Jose Castillo
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Urban planning and the Edenic garden, from Cicero to Borges; and universal knowledge and the public library, from Boulee to Kalach’s own soaring Vasconcelos Library.

Arkadii Dragomoschenko’s Chinese Sun by Kristin Prevallet

In his introduction to Arkadii Dragomoshchenko’s new book Chinese Sun, Jacob Edmonds posits the book’s most pressing question: Can something be central if it is marginal and arbitrary?

Laureana Toledo by Frances Richard
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Frances Richard on how Laureana Toledo’s installations and photographs accompany and reinterpret pieces of music and literature.

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