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Book Review: “Plainwater” by Anne Carson

Yesterday someone came into the shop and picked up the book where I had left it open. She liked: the persona confused over a drowned dog. She disliked: the sentence “Air cracks apart like a green fruit.”(124) This is to her too self-satisfied, and asked was this a poem at all, this diary entry of… Keep Reading

Musings/Review

On Hiromi Itō (to Itō Hiromi)

Hiromi Itō Itō Hiromi I don’t know what to say about you more than I got so confused with your poetry-prose in verse I think about Bolaño in an interview I saw on Youtube in La Belleza de Pensar (The Beauty of Thinking) he says something like the best poets in the 20th century have… Keep Reading

Ark Review/Interviews/Reports

An Interview with Chris Kraus

Here we are, over thirty incredibly hospitable emails later, reporting on an interview with Chris Kraus. Neither of us are journalists, so interviewing famous authors, even more so those we respect, still comes with a feeling of trepidation. And, while we can both hold our own in a theoretically sophisticated conversation, there is no doubt… Keep Reading

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