No. 29

In these times of fragments and fragmented times, what are the shapes of our comfort. Built and imagined. What gives boundaries and connection, healing and shelter, familiar pathways and points of rebellion.

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Reginald Gibbons

How can exploring poetry written in other languages help us approach our own writing with renewed confidence? Join us this month for a generative poetic process born out of translation, in a Master Class with Reginald Gibbons. Register here. Thursday, April 29, on Zoom.


Jane Austen

Join us for a virtual discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen with Rachel Cohen—author of the memoir Austen Yearsin the April edition of our series of virtual book clubs, free and open to all. Then join Rachel Cohen on Thursday, May 6, for a meetup on Zoom to discuss the novel. Register, and submit questions, here.


Friederike Mayröcker

"In Mayröcker’s death-haunted late style, the poet’s power expresses itself in a rigorous program of documentation and transcription… to preserve in poetry what is being lost or has been lost in life." —Ryan Ruby on The Communicating Vessels.

The Communicating Vessels
Friederike Mayröcker The Communicating Vessels
Mark Hage Capital
Bette Howland, introduction by Yiyun Li W-3

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