Sunday, May 3, 2009
Shannon Tassava, one of whose essays will appear in the collection P.S.: What I Didn't Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends (Seal Press), forthcoming in October. My latest (ghost-written) profile is of Tom Swift, whose first book, Chief Bender's Burden (2008), was honored last weekend with the Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Finally, although he's not a local author, I have to mention my brother-in-law Jason Mittell, whose book Television and American Culture was recently published by Oxford University Press. Jason is an associate professor of American Studies and Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. He also has his own blog, JustTV.
My poem " Phrasebook " has been published online in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters .
The frontispiece from Countee Cullen's The Black Christ and Other Poems (1929). Illustration by Charles Cullen. Click to enlarge. On...
Here's the poem I wrote and read for the student-organized International Day of Peace gathering in Bridge Square on Wednesday, Septembe...
In early August, the director of the Northfield Public Library, Teresa Jensen, asked me to write a poem to be displayed prominently in the...