January 30, 2015
The Jaipur Literature Festival boasts the privilege of being the largest free literary festival in the world. Founded in 2006, the festival...
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January 29, 2015
We make snap judgments about others on a day-to-day basis whether we realize it or not. We do this partially because of our wiring for...
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January 2, 2015
Albanian poet Migjeni's short prose piece heralding the new year in 1937, only one year before his untimely death at the young age of 27...
Poetry
December 19, 2014
Editor's Introduction Najwa Ali’s poem, “If shore, then traffic” seems to apply itself to the reader just at that point where perception...
Poetry
October 17, 2014
Editor's Introduction The 17th Century Kabbalist, Nathan of Gaza, speculated that before the world came into being, there were, in the...
Literature
October 6, 2014
Houses in small towns have strange nicknames. My parents' house, for instance, is known to the residents of the locality as White House –...
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October 6, 2014
One of the unexpected benefits of preparing an anthology is the chance to read through enough mediocre literature to begin to ask yourself...
Literature
October 2, 2014
Preface Frankétienne (1936-) is considered one of the most important figures in twentieth and twenty-first century Haitian literature and...
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August 5, 2014
The Amen Corner (1954; Dial Press) Another Country (1962; Dial Press) If Beale Street Could Talk (1974; Dial Press) Blues for Mister...