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Ten things I know about John Perry Barlow: 1. John Perry Barlow died this past February at age seventy, but people have been trying to describe him for decades. Among the attempts: “Internet guru,” “the thinking man’s Forrest Gump,” and …
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Kaveh Akbar is on the line. Dear Poets, I have fin…
There is a bed / that is far away / & I will sleep in it again
“The reason I don’t like interviews is that I seem to react violently to personal questions.”
Chia-Chia Lin’s first novel, The Unpassing, will be published in 2019. Her short story “Practicing” appears in The Paris Review’s Spring 2018 issue.
Barely tolerated, living on the margin / In our technological society, we were always having to be rescued / On the brink of destruction, like heroines in Orlando Furioso / Before it was time to start all over again.
Saturday morning at the zoo, facing the lions’ cage, overcast sky and a light breeze carrying the smell of peanuts and animal dung, the peacocks making their stilted progress across the sidewalks. I was standing in front of the gorge separating the human viewers from the lions. The lions weren’t caged, exactly; they just weren’t free to go. One male and one female were slumbering on fake rock ledges. Raw meat was nearby. My hands were in my pockets and I was waiting for a moment of energy so I…
At the center, fossil's flame, and resins work.