Another B+ Coronavirus Essay

As I write this, it’s Blursday in the United States. (Thanks to playwright Kate Hamill for sharing the name...

The Old Normal

I miss the quiet pock … pock that used to come from the tennis courts over the back. People...

Poetry and the Precision of Bread

First turn William Cowper spends most of the first book of his erratic long-form poem The Task (1785) walking...

Salience and Silence on the Screen in the Time of COVID-19

1 Like many people who aren’t essential frontline workers, I am watching TV to save myself and to save...

Feelings and Shit

My father was recently rushed to the hospital with abdominal pain and underwent emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage....

A.P. Bio is the Sitcom Higher Ed Needs

Netflix’s announcement of the upcoming series The Chair, starring Sandra Oh as the chair of an English department, was...

Reissued

I can’t tell you the amount of people who want me to write articles about ageing. Really? Guy at...

Pure Heroine

“You speak like a heroine,” Montoni said contemptuously. “Let us see if you can suffer like one.” –Ann Radcliffe,...

I Interviewed My 16-Year Old Son About the Pandemic

On April 1, 2020, I interviewed my sixteen-year old son, Adrian, about the coronavirus. Below is an edited and...

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