Each month, Blurbed features a curated list of things to read, events to attend and news from the Journal.
Order your copy of Columbia Journal's Spring 2019 edition, Issue 57, featuring work by Jenny Holzer, Patti Smith, Eileen Myles, Duy Doan, and Donika Kelly.
Now, Now, Louison is a biography--a “written portrait”--of Louise Bourgeois, the sculptor and painter made infamous for her towering sculptures of spiders.
Sophia Shalmiyev takes the reader through her experiences growing up with an alcoholic mother and her search for replacement mother figures.
Death is Hard Work offers the reader an intimate and devastating look into a Syria fractured by war, hunger, and distrust.
Laila Lalami channels the realities of our layered, and undoubtedly flawed, society with compassion, empathy, and an unflinching eye.
Whatever they are, I’m sending them your way.
She had big blue eyes, a Grecian nose, a tiny mouth with blood red lips, and when she laughed two dimples appeared on her cheeks.
i want/ to reply/ about it all/ when/ you message me/ at 3am/ about/ the grasshopper/ on/ your/ toothbrush.
Fleischmann’s essay, Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through, is a balancing act of various genres.
Instead of relaxing on a wide road of opportunities, I felt cramped and anxious. What if I got out but felt exactly the same?
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.