Feeding the Future: On the Algorithmic Apocalypse

https://images.amazon.com/images/P/0763662623.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg Science fiction often presents two nightmare visions of the future: one when the world has ended, and one when the world hasn’t, where “progress”—technological, typically—determinedly continues, for better but [ … ]

The 2018 Whiting Award Winners

https://images.amazon.com/images/P/1944211497.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg The ten winners of the 2018 Whiting Awards were announced tonight in a ceremony featuring a keynote by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison. Based on “early accomplishment and the promise of [ … ]

On Poetry and Archiving

https://themillions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/14768130542_5f0d02b5d8_o.jpg I only revise poems on a clipboard. Masking tape is wrapped around the clip, the words “Cross Country” written in marker. My wife used it during her coaching days, [ … ]

Writing Home About

[og_img] “In Go Home! — a collection that feels particularly timely in the midst of attacks on immigrant families and communities — Asian diasporic writers are both thoughtful and generous [ … ]

Welcome to Book Town

[og_img] “Book lore and book history and everything around them, to do with libraries or culture, I think it centers so much of civilization.” Atlas Obscura interviewed journalist Alex Johnson about [ … ]

Found in Florence

[og_img] “It was just one small sign in a bustling city. But it was a sign, nevertheless, that Florence has not forgotten the Brownings after all.” In the New York Times, [ … ]