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Late Night Interview

Fierce is the word that first comes to my mind when I think of Meghan Privitello. Not fierce in a way that’s off-putting or isolating, but rather a way that gives you the sense that she is deeply focused, that her thought is somehow sharper or more accurate than most other thought. Whenever I read one

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February 6, 2014

All the Markings of a Tiny Phenomenon

When I read a book, I usually do so with an unapologetic pen in hand: starring, underlining, bracketing, and scribbling notes in the margins. And when I’m done, it’s still the book it was when I began, but something has happened to distinguish it as my own. It’s akin to the maps we used to

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November 27, 2013

A Mutual Vying Toward Understanding

The poet Sharon Olds once exclaimed, “we are blessed by our obsessions!” Chord Box by Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers is a product of this blessing. It artfully weaves several select but disparate themes that seem to obsess the poet, the most prominent of which are music and language, and the resulting tapestry serves as a road

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October 28, 2013

Hyper-Paranoid, Fascinating, Thought-Looping, Twenty-First Century Anxiety

It is only somewhere near the end of Jonathan Callahan’s The Consummation of Dirk that you realize the extent to which these stories, almost no two of which initially appear to be written in what might be thought of as the same “style,” coalesce around particular questions, objects, and phenomena in a tantalizingly (suspiciously?) coherent fashion.

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October 9, 2013

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