In this interview, Columbia Journal online arts editor Jai Hamid Bashir talks to poet Jane Hirshfield about her ninth poetry collection Ledger (Knopf, March 10, 2020), a deeply observant and stunning text about our species relationship with this Earth, beauty, and ourselves. Her nine poetry books include The Beauty, long-listed for the 2015 National Book […]
I would try to point to some ordinary kindness or act of care or tenderness or beauty, which we are always in the midst of.
Thom Gunn’s work evokes an oozing liminality that is addressed in an interest in the body and masculinity—ranging from cowboys to Elvis.
Museum of the Americas interrogates the white gaze and how the curation of the archive is another palimpsestic layer of control and power.
Inger Christensen’s poetic hypothesis houses the intimacy between an arrangement of the poem and content to curate layered meaning.
Killing Commendatore is the most recent entry in Haruki Murakami’s canon of sensory and supernatural games of chance.
Susannah Nevison talks about disability, mass incarceration, and her upcoming collection, Lethal Theatre.
Sharing a title with a painting by Rembrandt, Diane Seuss’ fourth collection is a sensual bricolage of the exalted mixed with the mundane.