Essays

Essays

Discovering Hélène Bessette

The innovative fiction of a forgotten French writer
Kate Briggs
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Becoming a Playwright

The sources of my storytelling
Michael R. Jackson

Essays

Paul Monette's AIDS Poetry

Turning to The Iliad to survive a great loss
Ellis Jaewon Yeo

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The Screen is a Mirror

Reflections on gender transition in the Zoom era
S. Brook Corfman
Drama

Revising Nat Turner

The afterlives of first drafts
Nathan Alan Davis
Phillip James Brannon performing a scene from Nat Turner in Jerusalem
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The Power of Testimony

Why personal narrative has displaced fiction
Vivian Gornick
An excerpt from Vivian Gornick’s Fierce Attachments on the cover of Village Voice.

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Ode to my Father’s Boots

On aging
Cornelius Eady
February 28, 2019
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The “Sausage Vat Murder,” 1897

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
February 18, 2019
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Philip Roth, Landlord

A literary rentier
Terena Elizabeth Bell
February 4, 2019
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What Is An Emergency?

On the southern border
Feisal G. Mohamed
January 14, 2019
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Natural and Spiritual Freedom

Martin Hägglund
January 1, 2019
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Prison Term

Peter Brooks
January 1, 2019
Early 20th-c painting of naked white person of uncertain gender with mid-length hair on a swing in front of a castle/clouds
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Still, Image

Excerpts from In Remembrance of Things Past
Gerard Malanga
January 1, 2019
Painting showing a man and woman in a field
Criticism

The Angelus

Nan Z. Da
January 1, 2019
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What You Have Heard Is True

Remembering the fight for Salvadoran freedom
Carolyn Forché
January 1, 2019
Close-up of a dahlia
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Esmeralda

A poem and a flower
Melissa Hunter Gurney
December 24, 2018