…Precision, that’s Strickland’s metier. To corral the feeling, the glimpse, the proposition in perfect relation to the reader and the text. No poet has plumbed or plummed with her thumb so deeply into the pies (πs) of physics, math, and myth and made them interlock on the atomic level. She’s brilliant, slyly funny and profound. This is a great book.
the window is freezing into a lake
and nothing on its surface has vertebrae
“Winterhospital,” A new poem by Dawn Tefft.
Have you ever wondered whether Tom Waits has written a song about your neighborhood? Your days of uncertainty are over, thanks to Tom Waits Map.
What’s your formula for when you get to call yourself a New Yorker? We asked, here are some of our favorite responses. Keep ‘em coming…
-Jody, BL Show-
What identifies you as a “local” in your hometown?
The success of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s mission to steer the entire city toward a superior future will rely on the RiverFirst vision almost as a founding text. …
What is RiverFirst? Most generally, it appears to be a flexible, shared story about the city’s future, addressing government policy, real estate, ecology, wild life habitat, public space, sustainability, and daily life. The protagonists will be a generation of Minneapolitans making up real lives in the imagined landscapes of a city coming into alignment with its natural surroundings.
Our Architecture Editor, Scott Geiger, on Minneapolis and the RiverFirst project.
"The editors dine on despair, and their journals
will swarm toward our houses four times
a year if we promise to act entertained.”
In honor of AWP14, today’s Dispatch features a poem on last year’s AWP by Margot Schlipp.
Fallen Lenins during revolution in Ukraine as of 23.02.14
Interactive map! of fallen statues of Lenin in Ukraine. Updates with every new fallen lenin. Zoomable.
In its annual count of male and female bylines in book reviews, magazines and literary journals, VIDA, a women’s literary organization, revealed that in 2013, the publications still largely favored men over women.
The VIDA Count is out! How did your favorite journals fare?