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August 12, 2016

Poetry Rocks 0

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Split This Rock’s Tenth Annual Poetry Contest is now open for submissions, judged by Sheila Black. All prize winners will be invited to read at the 2018 Split This Rock Poetry Festival and have their poems published in The Quarry.

August 12, 2016

Scholarly Writers 0

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Recommended Reading: Can the academic write?

August 12, 2016

Hear the Bells 0

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“The findings revealed that across the board, nearly 80 percent of those surveyed who worked in publishing self-identified as white. In Marketing and Publicity, 77 percent were white. These are people who make decisions on how to position books to the press and to consumers, and if and where to send authors on tour — […]

August 12, 2016

Dispatch from South Asia 0

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The summer issue of 91st Meridian is out, featuring new translations from Hindi, Bangla, Urdu, Tamil, Punjabi and Malayalam. For more literature in translation, check out with this Millions essay about translators at work.

August 11, 2016

Losing It 0

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Check out an excerpt of Losing It by Emma Rathbone at Lit Hub, which our own Tess Malone recently reviewed.

August 11, 2016

A Dissociated World 0

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“We live, in short, with local exceptions, in a dissociated world held together by fragile links of utility and self-promotion underpinned by laws of mutual advantage—a materialist ethos and cosmos that cannot but influence cultural representations and, hence, art, including poetry.” On John Donne and the humanity in art.

August 11, 2016

Da Firenze 0

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At Ploughshares, take a journey through Florence with Emily Smith (and Dante).

August 11, 2016

Crippling Anxiety 0

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Accustomed to your Crippling Anxiety in New York? Crippling Anxiety on the West Coast is just as good. Pair with Sarah Labrie’s reflections on social media anxiety.

August 11, 2016

Critical Texts 0

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Louis Menand writes about why the women’s movement needed The Feminine Mystique (despite its shortcomings). You could also read a review of Rebecca Jo Plant’s Mom, which looks to The Feminine Mystique to understand why our culture blames mothers.

August 10, 2016

Western Culture is Rape Culture 0

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Recommended Reading: Amy Gentry writes on the effects of rape culture and its permeations through art and literature. “I realize that what I’m describing here isn’t a list of books I’d like to see banned from the classroom; in fact, it is a list of my favorite books. It also a solid bit of evidence […]