Articles by Nick Moran

September 22, 2013

“Blake was all bullshit except for the bomb.” 0

Millions contributor Nick Ripatrazone – who’s recently written for us about college football and the art of the novella – has new fiction up at storySouth.

September 22, 2013

“Polyamory is the ambitious but campy attempt to love without loss” 0

If you enjoyed last week’s sneak peek at Elisa Gabbert’s forthcoming poetry collection, you’ll want to check out her collaboration with Kathleen Rooney at Nailed Magazine.

September 22, 2013

“What’s today?” 0

Recommended Reading: James Galvin’s “Bet,” which was selected as The Missouri Review’s poem of the week.

September 22, 2013

“describe this flight / and not add a last line.” 0

“All poems of public grief are private poems first,” writes Mark Doty in his evaluation of Wisława Szymborska’s poem, “Photograph from September 11th.” Indeed, what Doty learned “over the course of those dozen years, was that the words one hammers out in private, in order to attempt some kind of sense, may end up being […]

September 21, 2013

Haiti: Before and After with Edwidge Danticat 0

Claire of the Sea Light author Edwidge Danticat remarks upon the “split between the Haiti of before the earthquake and the Haiti of after the earthquake” in her interview with Guernica’s Dwyer Murphy. Her latest novel was featured in our Great Second-Half 2013 Book Preview.

September 21, 2013

Paul Harding’s Book Notes Playlist 0

Enon author Paul Harding made a playlist to accompany his latest book, which was recently reviewed on our site by Joseph M. Schuster.

September 21, 2013

This is the way the film ends 1

Blasphemy Alert: They’re giving the film version of August: Osage County a “less downbeat” ending. Curse you, Harvey Weinstein! Is nothing sacred? Can a woman not lament the disintegration of her life, family, and mental stability while the final lines to T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men” are read by her housekeeper? Has America gone soft?

September 21, 2013

Borges and Bergoglio 0

In an interview with America Magazine, Pope Francis admits that the authors he most admires are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Johann Hölderlin, The Betrothed author Alessandro Manzoni, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. He also goes on to share an interesting anecdote about his compatriot Jorge Luis Borges: “In the end I decided to send Borges two stories written […]

September 21, 2013

You ninnie-hammer flycatcher! 0

Short on insult fodder? In that case you’ll want to read Colin Burrow’s review of Melissa Mohr’s Holy Shit: A Brief History of Swearing. It includes such notables as: “slapsauce fellows, slabberdegullion druggels, lubbardly lowts … slutch calf-lollies, grouthead gnat-snappers, lob-dotterels, gaping changelings, [and] codshead loobies.” In the end, “swearing is one of the most […]

September 16, 2013

Hayao Miyazaki Retires 0

Renowned filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki recently announced his retirement, and noted that his forthcoming film The Wind Rises will be his last. In honor of his storytelling legacy, dug up an old list of the animator’s 50 favorite books.