Articles by Nick Moran

November 6, 2013

“Great pendulous melons dangled like gods” 0

Recommended Reading: “The Pumpkin Tree” by Robert Wrigley.

October 31, 2013

Bud Powell Says “Goodbye” 2

Recommended Reading: Jessica Contrera’s mesmerizing account of a shuttered Waffle House in Bloomington, Indiana. I promise you. This is worth your time.

October 31, 2013

Halloween Reading: Existential Horror Edition 0

“Every year, as Halloween draws near, I get to thinking about what makes books scary,” writes Ben Dooley in his introduction to Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves. It’s a book that “’gets’ existential horror,” Dooley claims. Intrigued? Well be sure to check out not only his review of the book, but also our interview […]

October 31, 2013

Colum McCann’s Soccer Verse 0

Major League Soccer put together a nice video to accompany the audio of Colum McCann reading his poem, “Robbie Keane.”

October 31, 2013

Waxwing Debuts 0

Waxwing, a new literary journal, has published its first issue online. The journal’s editors state that their mission is “to include American writers from all cultural identities — in terms of race, ethnicity, indigenous tribe, gender, class, sexuality, age, education, ability, language, religion, and region — alongside international voices, published bilingually.”

October 31, 2013

Van Doren’s Shakespeare Giveaway 0

Trevor Berrett, the man behind The Mookse and the Gripes, and now The Worlds and Works of Shakespeare, is conducting a giveaway for the NYRB Classics edition of Mark Van Doren’s Shakespeare. Conditions to enter are enumerated on his blog, which you should certainly bookmark if you’re a fan of the Bard.

October 30, 2013

They’re Out There. (Ellos están ahí fuera.) 0

“Peru’s air force is reopening an office responsible for investigating UFOs due to ‘increased sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena’ in the country’s skies.”

October 30, 2013

Catherine Havisham. Earlier. 0

I could explain to you who Catherine was, or I could let you watch Picador’s book trailer for Ronald Frame’s Havisham and let you find out for yourself. The latter seems like much more fun.

October 30, 2013

“History is filled with irony” 0

Casey N. Cep ponders oppositional forces at work on two statues harkening back to the days of Maryland’s slaveholders. “More than tragedy or romance, history is filled with irony,” she notes.

October 30, 2013

Seamus Heaney’s Final Verse 0

The Guardian has published what may be Seamus Heaney’s final poem. The poet passed away this year at the age of 74, and his work was eloquently remembered by Trent Morris on our site soon after.