We’re always connected, in theory, to people via the Internet in our homes. And yet, we’re growing more isolated and disconnected.
great pendulous melons dangled like gods
among the bunches of lesser berries
and the dazzled, half-drunken birds.
What I’ve learned
is that the old house I chose
for its worn, creaking wood
was built after a woman
torched her first home,
Major League Soccer put together a nice video to accompany the audio of Colum McCann reading his poem, “Robbie Keane.”
The long healed footprints of one who arrived
From nowhere, unfamiliar and de-mobbed,
In buttoned khaki and buffed army boots,
Bruising the turned-up acres of our back field
Tuesday New Release Day
New this week: The Most of Nora Ephron; At Night We Walk in Circles by New Yorker 20 Under 40er Daniel Alarcón; S., a novel written by Doug Dorst in collaboration with J.J. Abrams(which naturally has a trailer); and The Gorgeous Nothings, a full-color facsimile of poems that Emily Dickinson drafted on the backs of envelopes. For more on these and other new titles, check out our Great Second-Half 2013 Book Preview.
Why is it that
to be in-
but to be
I wish I were jogging shirtless but
I need somewhere to clip the mic
Emily Dickinson didn’t get out much, so why should we have to in order to read her work? Her open access manuscripts, letters, and envelope scribbles are now available online in the Emily Dickinson Archive. But now there’s controversy over who is the rightful owner of her manuscripts and who should shape the archives — Harvard or Amherst?