Terpsichorean Powers

My first word was “tlo.” You know, “tlo.” It meant “cat,” my Mum would tell me, proudly. “How did...

Flirting with Foucault

In the spring of 1975, Simeon Wade, a struggling junior faculty member at Claremont Graduate University, wrote a letter...

Learning to Drive in Yorkshire

Four years ago, I moved from the southern United States to northern England. I thought the main adjustment would...

Fighting Loving, Loving Fighting

Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. ~ Rilke March 6th...

Saint Valentine of the Planetarium

The projector kicks on. Saint Valentine smears the cosmos across the dome as lovers lean into one another. You...

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Crystal B. Lake, Love, Labor, Loss J. Brendan Shaw, Drinking Tea Alone with Friends Kathleen Tamayo Alves, Psycho (But...

All for Love

When I was sixteen years old and on vacation at my uncle’s home in western India, my summer friend...

Two Poems

An Ode to Broken Hammers Two Decades Before His Arrest, Ezra Pound...

I Don’t Read (The Right Books)

I used to have this image in my head of the perfect English major. This person had somehow managed...

Reading Together

About a year ago, my twin sister moved to Pennsylvania to pursue her PhD in Physics. For twenty-two years,...

A Scarlett Letter

On April 11, 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Bill No. 23, The Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act...

Ye Olde Enthusiasm

One of the many items of contention in my parents’ long custody battle was my overdue library books. It’s...

How the Sciences Hurt

Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to spend my life helping others. When I was...

Do What You Love! (Or, Don’t)

At the end of my undergraduate degree, I faced a lot of choices as to which graduate programs I...

Trumpstram Shandy: The Inhumanity of Celebrity

It’s startling to run into a celebrity. My wife and I were walking around Central Park one afternoon when...

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