by Michael Schapira

The Roar of Morning – Tip Marugg

The Roar of Morning is quite anti-climactic — in a digressive and descriptive mode it falls well short of self-knowledge or it fails to intimate truths, those buried umbilical cords, that an apocalyptic event is waiting to disinter.

Martin Munro

Ultimately I am interested in Caribbean writing for itself, on its own terms. I am interested in it because it is interesting.

The Numero Group: Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley

We’ve had a manifest destiny mindset since the beginning. Our goal is to be the largest AND best independent catalog company in the world, which means making left turns at right turn only intersections.

Harraga – Boualem Sansal

The canon of world literature should not just reflect a liberal-humanist position.

glo: Lauri Stallings and Mary Virginia Coleman

glo has this great persistence to it. I would probably be put on fire if I ask any less of myself, the world, human nature, the human condition — no one would hang around.

The Future – Marc Augé / Heroes – Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi

Neither Augé nor Bifo wants the future to be a dodge, and nor should we.

The Wisconsin Blues

“Meet the state’s workforce needs” is a dangerous misreading of what it means for universities to provide a public benefit.

Andrew Hartman

The metaphor of war works from the assumption that there is no consensus, that there never was agreement to begin with.

Captives – Norman Manea

Captives speaks to Sebald’s call to stick within the register of memory, even if memory has been stripped of its supporting features.

Hunter Kennedy

It never reached the level of aesthetic. That’s like a craps shooter talking about his skill with dice. I was just hoping to get lucky.