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The Spring Revel
“Like any craft,” Albers writes of weaving, “it may end in producing useful objects, or it may rise to the level of art.”
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Kaveh Akbar is on the line.
Dear Poets: Over the past few months, a close friendship has evolved into what feels like an emotional affair. He is married. His wife is slowly dying.
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
“There weren’t too many books by women that were taught in school, so I read those on my own, and the books I read were as accessible as the ones we were reading in school.”
West Beirut, a neighborhood known as Hamra, was “the closest the Arab world could ever get to having its own Greenwich Village.”
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
All the pretty things you do /the way you lean outward] /against the window of the train everyday / none of it is mine