Statement of Record

CategoryEssay

EXCERPTS FROM AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ERIKA BURKART 

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translated by Andrea Scrima

Every person is his secret. If you take this away from him, his integrity is ruined. Human beings cannot live without secrets. These manifest early in the secretiveness of a child who guards his hidden “treasures,” who has his secret language and secret writing, who communicates in signs and drawings.

Walserian Criticism: A Manifesto

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Aaron Newman

Some folks will dismiss Mr. Walser as a critic. They will say he sorely failed, that he confused his genres, mixed his fiction with his nonfiction, and got his tongue tied up by double-dipping into the real and the unreal. In a word, by being ekphrastic in his criticism...

To Kneel or Not to Kneel: That is the Wrong Question/Eboné Bishop

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Eboné Bishop

The time to take a knee was last year, with and in support of Kaepernick.  But most Black NFL players refused, even though their lives and the lives of their families are at stake.  That players fear they will end up unemployed like Kaepernick is obvious.  Only now, after Trump has called kneelers SOB’s and continues to demand their termination, have these athletes been...

SIGHTINGS / CURLEY

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I was a scrawny, 92 lb. bodyguard for Clive Barker in a DC bookstore, a week after he had been attacked by a zealous fan with a straight razor. A few years later, Irish writers started making their mark and taking their tolls...

5 LYRIC ESSAYS / RUSSELL

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MONTAGUES AND CAPULETS

She dreamt of vacuuming and she spoke the words out loud saying, “I am exhausted from cleaning the carpet.” And, “I think the house is crumbling; there is always dust on the floor.” But the people laughed and so she laughed because, let’s be honest, it was a ludicrous idea...

BONDING POETS / SHERRY

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Bonding Poets

Jackson Pollock: “I am nature.”

Hans Hoffman: “Ah, but if you work by heart, you will repeat

yourself.”

ADVENTURE CAPITAL #1 / SHATHLEY Q

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March 12, 2009, feels real and solid and sober in my hand like a gun in those first microseconds of recoil. Not the day itself, but "March 12, 2009" the episode of the The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart.

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