Zend and the Art of Typewriter Maintenance

I’m not into concrete poetry for the same reasons that Donald Barthelme wasn’t into conceptual art: it seems too easy, and once you “get” it, you don’t need it anymore. But it’s a lot easier to dismiss genres than individual artists. My exception to the rule is Robert Zend.

Beyond Titles: Scholarship vs. Journalism

People always love a good giggle about how irrelevant those silly egg-headed elites in their ivory towers can be.

Introducing The Full Stop Commenter Hall of Fame

Ah, the gilded hall of the Full Stop Commenter Hall of Fame, located in the basement of the YMCA in fun-loving Plattsburgh, NY.


Pour out some Brass Monkey for one of the greats.

More Found Literary Love Letters from Political Figures

After the stir over the release of Barack Obama’s letter on “The Wasteland” to his college girlfriend, the timing seemed right to dig into the epistolary archives of other contemporary political figures.

August: Hillsborough County

American politics have always been contentious, are usually vitriolic, and not uncommonly peppered with the rhetoric of (metaphorical) violence.

Full Stop Interview in Paperback Edition of The Art of Fielding

Full Stop Editor-in-Chief Alex Shephard’s interview with Art of Fielding author Chad Harbach (which we published in September) has been included with the paperback release of the book.

Occupy: May Day

Follow Full Stop all day for updates on the May Day General Strike.

Knope’s Republic

If Parks and Recreation is positioning itself as a kind of parable for national politics, its clear distinction between the parameters of corporate and public power, so blurred in today’s laws and practices, makes it painfully obvious that much of what we consider commonplace in today’s political scene is not just morally unsound, but truly anti-republican and anti-democratic.

Announcing the Full Stop Tumblr

Full Stop is very happy to announce our new Tumblr.