After our last “Car Poems” installment of the season, scheduled for Thursday, June 28th, we’re driving off into the sunset for summer vacation. We hope that our readers will also relax, repair, and create new works we can publish when “Car Poems” resumes in September 2018. The address for submissions is firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Politics/Letters submission link. The deadline to submit poems for publication in Fall 2018 will be September 20, 2018. In addition to “Car Poems,” which focuses on poems about cars, travel, transport, driving, or anything remotely related to the road and its inhabitants, we are...Read More
Sharon Dornberg-Lee’s “On Burning” is our 24th installment, and a perfect vehicle for welcoming the heady spells and sultry journeys of summer. *** On Burning I am filled with twilight desires, for nicotine, and weed, and sex with soulful strangers. My mother warned that escalators were like teeth waiting to chomp your untied laces, mailbox mouths couldn’t be trusted to deposit your letters on a single swing of their lazy jaws. I am tired of caution, playing the sentry, waiting for the light to change. So I drive with the windows rolled all the way down, stereo too loud,...Read More
Introduction to James Wood by Nicholas Dames James Wood needs no introduction, but unlike many who merit that phrase, he is difficult to summarize— his work is wide and complex enough that one scarcely knows where to begin. Perhaps one might begin with the fact that Wood has managed the extraordinary feat of having one foot in academic and journalistic worlds. Since 2003, he has taught at Harvard University, where is he now Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism. He has written for numerous publications, but is most commonly associated with The Guardian, where he was chief...Read More
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