Table of Contents

• Eight more posts for Paris Review Daily
• Eight posts for Paris Review Daily
• “26 Items from Special Collections”
• 10 items for Harriet
• “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers”
• Miscellaneous

 

 

Eight more posts for Paris Review Daily
November December January February March 2016'17

1
On Swift

Teaser quote: “As a poet, he was the cat who walked by himself, and all places were alike to him…”

[posted 30 November 2016]

2
On the Mrs Thrale bit in Frank O’Hara’s “Meditations in an Emergency”

Teaser quote: “I do love that little Minx, & hope She may be happy, tho’ She has vexed me by this Exploit a little too…”

[posted 14 December 2016]

3
Pavese’s English

Teaser quote: “I’m now seeing the world only through a veil of pink sheets, all bristling with slang-phrases which are meddling together...”

[posted 4 January 2017]

4
A volume of essays on Edward Lear’s lala

Teaser quote: “Sufficient to the day is the weevil thereof…”

[posted 19 January 2017]

5
Whitman, Stevens, & Co.

Teaser quote: “It seems to me that a twig might sup with the president of the United States, and become president in its turn.”

[posted 1 February 2017]

6
“I Must Enter Again the Round Zion of the Water Bead”

Teaser quote: “Our little Joan ignores the cats, / Ignites a satisfying match. / It sputters, flickers, pops and jets: / It’s fun as good as ever gets.”

[posted 15 February 2017]

7
Rumi, Machado & Co.

Teaser quote: “Would he really use a construction like I caught the happy virus.”

[posted 1 March 2017]

8
“Five Public Cases on Intelligence”

Teaser quote: “We took it as axiomatic that nerds are incapable of drawing conclusions that would tend to banish the concept of genius….”

[posted 1 March 2017] [originally posted, Wednesday 15 March 2017]


 


 

Eight posts for Paris Review Daily
June July August September 2016

1
On a certain epigram by Anna Akhmatova

Teaser quote: “I taught these women how to speak; now somebody show me how to make ’em shut up!”

[posted 21 June 2016]

2
Rigmarole

Teaser quote: “That Donne, for not keeping of accent, deserved hanging.”

[posted 30 June 2016]

3
Five public cases

Teaser quote: “Our new teacher, attractive, humorous, perpetually in the wrong, said…”

[posted 19 July 2016]

4
On transcribing the lyrics to pop songs

Teaser quote: "You doice y’nop billy zeekee hollomun dohl es baby-de-lak s’lak blikme ohl"

[posted 2 August 2016]

5
Porn poetry

Teaser quote: “One of the cantos simply describes, at immense length, the goddess’s body as she is sitting in meditation, very still, trying to prove something, I forget what…”

[posted 16 August 2016]

6
Godspeed, sweet intent

Teaser quote: “He gets everything wrong, yet he is right.”

[posted 30 August 2016]

7
Strophic prose

Teaser quote: “You may ignore the smoke. Best wishes. Thank you so much.”

[posted 13 September 2016]

8
Six more public cases

Teaser quote: “What am I doing today. How am I feeling. What’s my philosophy. What can I see from where I’m sitting. What just happened. I am kind of a loser. What are my favorite quotes.”

[posted 27 September 2016]


 


 

“26 Items from Special Collections,”
a curated “Commentary” series for Jacket2
January, February, March 2016

1
Exhibit ‘A’: Swahili. (Ahmad Nassir bin Juma Bhalo, “A bone is not cookable,” and “Though you toast the popcorn”)

Teaser quote: “Though you toast the popcorn, we are here under the potsherd.”

[posted Monday 4 January 2016]

2
Exhibit ‘B’: Finnish. (“Elk and Snake” [“Hirvi ja Käärme”], sung by Oute, collected by A.A. Borenius, 1877; and “The Great Pig” [“Iso Sika”], singer unknown, collected by A. Ahlqvist, 1854)

Teaser quote: “Margaret’s mother was such. She would be the snake’s milker.”

[posted Thursday 7 January 2016]

3
Exhibit ‘C’: medieval Italian. (Guido Cavalcanti, Ballad [“Era in penser d'amor quand' i' trovai...”], late 13th century)

Teaser quote: “A little spirit born of tears had come out through the wound.”

[posted Monday 11 January 2016]

4
Exhibit ‘D’: Mahārāṣṭri Prākṛt. (Specimens from the Gāthāsaptaśatī of Sātavāhana Hāla)

Teaser quote: “Love dies if you can't get to see her or if you see her too much, also from the gossip of vile men. Or from no cause at all.”

[posted Thursday 14 January 2016]

5
Exhibit ‘E’: Teleuts. (“Praise song of the buck-hare,” anonymous Siberian folksong)

Teaser quote: “I got buck teeth.”

[posted Monday 18 January 2016]

6
Exhibit ‘F’: medieval Welsh. (“Eiry mynydd,” anonymous, 12th century, two versions and the original)

Teaser quote: “I hope I shall not live to a hundred.”

[posted Thursday 21 January 2016]

7
Exhibit ‘G’: Polish. (Zbigniew Herbert, five prose poems, 1950s and 60s)

Teaser quote: “The hen brings to mind certain poets.”

[posted Monday 25 January 2016]

8
Exhibit ‘H’: Kiriwina (Papua New Guinea). (Linda Thomas, “Fetching it back,” circa 1970)

Teaser quote: “May my bulubwalata be blunt.”

[posted Thursday 28 January 2016]

9
Exhibit ‘I’: Japanese. (Masaoka Shiki, thirty-seven haiku, 1892–1902)

Teaser quote: “A stray cat is shitting in my winter garden.”

[posted Monday 1 February 2016]

10
Exhibit ‘J’: medieval Icelandic. (Anonymous, excerpt from “Hávamál” [“The Sayings of the High One”], from The Poetic Edda, manuscript circa 1270 CE, stanzas 111–137)

Teaser quote: “Those who hang around with the hides and skulk among the skins and hover among the cheese bags.”

[posted Thursday 4 February 2016]

11
Exhibit ‘K’: Somali. (Anonymous, [“Like a she-camel with a large bell…”])

Teaser quote: “My heat is great.”

[posted Monday 8 February 2016]

12
Exhibit ‘L’: Sumerian. (Anonymous, [“In those days, in those far-off days…”], circa 1800 BCE)

Teaser quote: She said, "How long until I sit on a pure throne?” She said, "How long until I lie on a pure bed?”

[posted Thursday 11 February 2016]

13
Exhibit ‘M’: Urdu. (Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, eighteen poems, 19th century)

Teaser quote: “These high, religious longings, Ghalib! These vaporings!”

[posted Monday 15 February 2016]

14
Exhibit ‘N’: Serbian. (Vasko Popa, “Homage to the Lame Wolf,” 1975)

Teaser quote: “Raise the stone from your heart and lay it on mine, lame wolf.”

[posted Thursday 18 February 2016]

15
Exhibit ‘O’: medieval Irish. (Anonymous, “The Deer's Cry,” eighth century)

Teaser quote: “Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks of me.”

[posted Monday 22 February 2016]

16
Exhibit ‘P’: Occitan. (William VII, Count of Poitiers, IX Duke of Aquitaine, [“Farai un vers de dreyt nien”], circa 1105 CE)

Teaser quote: “It came to me while I was sleeping on my horse.”

[posted Thursday 25 February 2016]

17
Exhibit ‘Q’: Chinese. (Su Dongpo, [“He is like white clouds …”], circa 1095 CE)

Teaser quote: “He has gone to the empty cliffs to worship the hundred thousand forms of the Buddha.”

[posted Monday 29 February 2016]

18
Exhibit ‘R’: Russian. (Anton Chekhov, 58 items from his notebooks)

Teaser quote:

—Do you want to eat?

—No, on the contrary.

[posted Thursday 3 March 2016]

19
Exhibit ‘S’: Koryak. (Two folktales, both told by Pa’qa, a girl of Kamenskoye Village on the Penzhinskaya Bay, collected 1901)

 Teaser quote:

—“It tastes of excrement, it tastes of excrement!”

—“Mouse-Women have defiled us.”

—“I will not forgive this. I will stun them with blows. Bring me my big club!”

[posted Monday 7 March 2016]

20
Exhibit ‘T’: USA children. (20th and 21st centuries)

Teaser quote: “What shall I chartreuse today?”

[posted Thursday 10 March 2016]

21
Exhibit ‘U’: Scots Gaelic. (Sorley Maclean, “Hallaig,” 1954)

Teaser quote: “She is a birch, a hazel, a straight slender young rowan.”

[posted Monday 14 March 2016]

22
Exhibit ‘V’: Yoruba. (Anonymous, six animal poems)

Teaser quote: “Little he cares about your hunting medicines: he carries two knives on his head.”

[posted Thursday 17 March 2016]

23
Exhibit ‘W’: Russian. (Anna Akhmatova, [“The twenty-first. Night. Monday.”], 1917)

Teaser quote: “And whether from boredom or from stupidity, everyone believed it, and here's how they live.”

[posted Monday 21 March 2016]

24
Exhibit ‘X’: ancient Greek. (Theocritus, Idylls 2, 3rd century BCE)

Teaser quote: “There are poisons—strong ones—ready for him in my box; I brewed them as an Assyrian woman taught me.”

[posted Thursday 24 March 2016]

25
Exhibit ‘Y’: Hausa (Nigeria). (Anonymous, dan tauri performance, 20th century)

Teaser quote: “Whoever drinks me vanishes!”

[posted Monday 28 March 2016]

26
Exhibit ‘Z’: Sanskrit. (Five poems, two anonymous, one by Vacaspati, one by Vidya, one by Varahamihira; unknown dates)

Teaser quote: “Let us go cheerfully among them with poised minds”

[posted Thursday 31 March 2016]


 

 

 

 

10 items for Harriet, April 2013

1
Voice Recorder

[2 April 2013]

2
Yeats On YouTube

[3 April 2013]

3
Feckless Line Breaks

[5 April 2013]

4
Socrates

[11 April 2013]

5
Recite

[16 April 2013]

6
Miscellany

[18 April 2013]

7
Basho and His Interpreters

[23 April 2013]

8
Miscellany (II)

[24 April 2013]

9
Rhyme

[25 April 2013]

10
The Discriminating Reeve

[29 April 2013]

 

 


 

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers:
seven-day stint for Best American Poetry blog
May 2012

 

1

NOTEBOOK: INNUENDI :: May 13, 2012

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/05/notebook-innuendi-.html

 

2
INNUENDI :: 2 :: May 14, 2012

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/05/innuendi-2-by-anthony-madrid.html

 

3
58 BITS FROM ROBERT FERNANDEZ’S WE ARE PHARAOH :: May 14, 2012

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/05/58-bits-from-robert-fernandezs-we-are-pharaoh.html

 

4
QUESTIONNAIRE :: May 16, 2012

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/05/questionnaire-by-anthony-madrid.html

 

5
ONE LITTLE IDEA ABOUT TRANSLATION :: May 17, 2012

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/05/one-little-idea-about-translation-by-anthony-madrid.html

 

6
59 BITS FROM TANYA LARKIN’S MY SCARLET WAYS :: May 18, 2012

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/05/59-bits-from-tanya-larkins-my-scarlet-ways-selected-by-anthony-madrid-.html

 

7
FRIDAY EDITION (b) :: INNUENDI :: 3 :: May 18, 2012

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/05/friday-edition-b-innuendi-3-by-anthony-madrid.html

 

8
INNUENDI :: 4 :: May 19, 2012

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/05/innuendi-4-by-anthony-madrid.html


 

Miscellaneous

 

1
Ashbery Review :: January 2010

https://jacket2.org/reviews/ongoing-planisphere-notebook

 

2
Scroobious Pip :: February 2014

http://cargocollective.com/THEWEEKLY/2-8-14-ANTHONY-MADRID

 

3
Innuendi for Like Starlings with Pethybridge: pronouns, strophes, childhood, jing, etc.

http://www.likestarlings.com/poems/jeffrey-pethybridge-anthony-madrid/#6

 

5
Louisville talk :: February 2015

https://preludemag.com/issues/2/wallace-stevenss-place-in-the-history-of-english-rhyming/

 

6
In the Sixth Month, Wu Year of the Horse, Fire Broke Out

https://poorclaudia.org/digital/anthony-madrid-in-the-sixth-month/

 

7
Bly Review :: October 2011

http://www.rattle.com/poetry/talking-into-the-ear-of-a-donkey-by-robert-bly/

 

8
Chiasson Review :: September 2014

http://philareview.com/2014/09/23/chiasson-notebook-june-august-2014/

 

9
March Casebook for The Point :: July 2016

https://thepointmag.com/2016/examined-life/casebook

 

10
Edward Lear Notebook (with special reference to the limericks) :: October 2, 2012

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2012/10/edward-lear-notebook-with-special-reference-to-the-limericks-by-anthony-madrid-.html

 

11
Post Wherein I Propose the Annexation of Canada by the United States by Means of Daoism :: April 24, 2013

http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2013/04/post-wherein-i-propose-the-annexation-of-canada-by-the-united-states-by-means-of-daoism-by-anthony-m.html

 


 

PROSE

Miscellaneous

 

10 items for Harriet, April 2013

 

A Week on the Concord
and Merrimack Rivers: seven-day stint for
Best American Poetry blog, May 2012

 

“26 Items from Special Collections,”
a curated “Commentary” series for Jacket2
January, February, March 2016

1

Exhibit ‘A’: Swahili. (Ahmad Nassir bin Juma Bhalo, “A bone is not cookable,” and “Though you toast the popcorn”)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections

 

          “Though you toast the popcorn, we are here under the potsherd.”

 

[posted Monday 4 January 2016]

 

 

2

Exhibit ‘B’: Finnish. (“Elk and Snake” [“Hirvi ja Käärme”], sung by Oute, collected by A.A. Borenius, 1877; and “The Great Pig” [“Iso Sika”], singer unknown, collected by A. Ahlqvist, 1854)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-b

 

          “Margaret’s mother was such. She would be the snake’s milker.”

 

[posted Thursday 7 January 2016]

 

 

3

Exhibit ‘C’: medieval Italian. (Guido Cavalcanti, Ballad [“Era in penser d'amor quand' i' trovai...”], late 13th century)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-c

 

          “A little spirit born of tears had come out through the wound.”

 

[posted Monday 11 January 2016]

 

 

4

Exhibit ‘D’: Mahārāṣṭri Prākṛt. (Specimens from theGāthāsaptaśatī of Sātavāhana Hāla)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-d

 

          “Love dies if you can't get to see her or if you see her too much, also from the gossip of vile men. Or from no cause at all.”

 

[posted Thursday 14 January 2016]

 

 

5

Exhibit ‘E’: Teleuts. (“Praise song of the buck-hare,” anonymous Siberian folksong)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-e

 

          “I got buck teeth.”

 

[posted Monday 18 January 2016]

 

 

6

Exhibit ‘F’: medieval Welsh. (“Eiry mynydd,” anonymous, 12th century, two versions and the original)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-f

 

          “I hope I shall not live to a hundred.”

 

[posted Thursday 21 January 2016]

 

 

7

Exhibit ‘G’: Polish. (Zbigniew Herbert, five prose poems, 1950s and 60s)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-g

 

          “The hen brings to mind certain poets.”

 

[posted Monday 25 January 2016]

 

 

8

Exhibit ‘H’: Kiriwina (Papua New Guinea). (Linda Thomas, “Fetching it back,” circa 1970)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-h

 

          “May my bulubwalata be blunt.”

 

[posted Thursday 28 January 2016]

 

 

9

Exhibit ‘I’: Japanese. (Masaoka Shiki, thirty-seven haiku, 1892–1902)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-i

 

          “A stray cat is shitting in my winter garden.”

 

[posted Monday 1 February 2016]

 

 

10

Exhibit ‘J’: medieval Icelandic. (Anonymous, excerpt from “Hávamál” [“The Sayings of the High One”], from The Poetic Edda, manuscript circa 1270 CE, stanzas 111–137)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-j

 

          “Those who hang around with the hides and skulk among the skins and hover among the cheese bags.”

 

[posted Thursday 4 February 2016]

 

 

11

Exhibit ‘K’: Somali. (Anonymous, [“Like a she-camel with a large bell…”])

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-k 

 

          “My heat is great.”

 

[posted Monday 8 February 2016]

 

 

12

Exhibit ‘L’: Sumerian. (Anonymous, [“In those days, in those far-off days…”], circa 1800 BCE)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-l

 

          She said, "How long until I sit on a pure throne?” She said, "How long until I lie on a pure bed?”

 

[posted Thursday 11 February 2016]

 

 

13

Exhibit ‘M’: Urdu. (Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, eighteen poems, 19th century)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-m

 

          “These high, religious longings, Ghalib! These vaporings!”

 

[posted Monday 15 February 2016]

 

 

14

Exhibit ‘N’: Serbian. (Vasko Popa, “Homage to the Lame Wolf,” 1975)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-n

 

          “Raise the stone from your heart and lay it on mine, lame wolf.”

 

[posted Thursday 18 February 2016]

 

 

15

Exhibit ‘O’: medieval Irish. (Anonymous, “The Deer's Cry,” eighth century)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-o

 

          “Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks of me.”

 

[posted Monday 22 February 2016]

 

 

16

Exhibit ‘P’: Occitan. (William VII, Count of Poitiers, IX Duke of Aquitaine, [“Farai un vers de dreyt nien”], circa 1105 CE)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-p

 

          “It came to me while I was sleeping on my horse.”

 

[posted Thursday 25 February 2016]

 

 

17

Exhibit ‘Q’: Chinese. (Su Dongpo, [“He is like white clouds …”], circa 1095 CE)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-q

 

          “He has gone to the empty cliffs to worship the hundred thousand forms of the Buddha.”

 

[posted Monday 29 February 2016]

 

 

18

Exhibit ‘R’: Russian. (Anton Chekhov, 58 items from his notebooks)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-r

 

          —Do you want to eat?

          —No, on the contrary.

 

[posted Thursday 3 March 2016]

 

 

19

Exhibit ‘S’: Koryak. (Two folktales, both told by Paqa, a girl of Kamenskoye Village on the Penzhinskaya Bay, collected 1901)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-s

 

          —“It tastes of excrement, it tastes of excrement!”

          —“Mouse-Women have defiled us.”

          —“I will not forgive this. I will stun them with blows. Bring me my big club!”

 

[posted Monday 7 March 2016]

 

 

20

Exhibit ‘T’: USA children. (20th and 21st centuries)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-t

 

          “What shall I chartreuse today?”

 

[posted Thursday 10 March 2016]

 

 

21

Exhibit ‘U’: Scots Gaelic. (Sorley Maclean, “Hallaig,” 1954)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-u

 

          “She is a birch, a hazel, a straight slender young rowan.”

 

[posted Monday 14 March 2016]

 

 

22

Exhibit ‘V’: Yoruba. (Anonymous, six animal poems)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-v

 

          “Little he cares about your hunting medicines: he carries two knives on his head.”

 

[posted Thursday 17 March 2016]

 

 

23

Exhibit ‘W’: Russian. (Anna Akhmatova, [“The twenty-first. Night. Monday.”], 1917)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-w

 

          “And whether from boredom or from stupidity, everyone believed it, and here's how they live.”

 

[posted Monday 21 March 2016]

 

 

24

Exhibit ‘X’: ancient Greek. (Theocritus, Idylls 2, 3rd century BCE)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-x

 

          “There are poisons—strong ones—ready for him in my box; I brewed them as an Assyrian woman taught me.”

 

[posted Thursday 24 March 2016]

 

 

25

Exhibit ‘Y’: Hausa (Nigeria). (Anonymous, dan tauri performance, 20th century)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-y

 

          “Whoever drinks me vanishes!”

 

[posted Monday 28 March 2016]

 

 

26

Exhibit ‘Z’: Sanskrit. (Five poems, two anonymous, one by Vacaspati, one by Vidya, one by Varahamihira; unknown dates)

http://jacket2.org/commentary/twenty-six-items-special-collections-z

 

          “Let us go cheerfully among them with poised minds”

 

[posted Thursday 31 March 2016]

 

 

 

Eight posts for Paris Review Daily
June July August September 2016

1 On a certain epigram by Anna Akhmatova

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/06/21/on-a-certain-epigram-by-anna-akhmatova/


“I taught these women how to speak; now somebody show me how to make ’em shut up!”


[posted 21 June 2016]


2 Rigmarole

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/06/30/the-whole-rigmarole/


“That Donne, for not keeping of accent, deserved hanging.”


[posted 30 June 2016]


3 Five public cases

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/07/19/five-public-cases/


“Our new teacher, attractive, humorous, perpetually in the wrong, said…”


[posted 19 July 2016]


4 On transcribing the lyrics to pop songs

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/08/02/on-transcribing-the-lyrics-to-pop-songs/


"You doice y’nop billy zeekee hollomun dohl es baby-de-lak s’lak blikme ohl"


[posted 2 August 2016]


5 Porn poetry

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/08/16/porn-poetry/


“One of the cantos simply describes, at immense length, the goddess’s body as she is sitting in meditation, very still, trying to prove something, I forget what…”


[posted 16 August 2016]


6 Godspeed, sweet intent

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/08/30/godspeed-sweet-intent/


“He gets everything wrong, yet he is right.”


[posted 30 August 2016]


7 Strophic prose

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/09/13/strophic-prose/


“You may ignore the smoke. Best wishes. Thank you so much.”


[posted 13 September 2016]


8 Six more public cases

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/09/27/six-public-cases/


“What am I doing today. How am I feeling. What’s my philosophy. What can I see from where I’m sitting. What just happened. I am kind of a loser. What are my favorite quotes.”


[posted 27 September 2016]



 

Eight more posts for Paris Review Daily
November December January February 2016

1 On Swift

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/11/30/on-swift/

 

Teaser quote: “As a poet, he was the cat who walked by himself, and all places were alike to him…”

 

[posted 30 November 2016]

 

 

2 On the Mrs Thrale bit in Frank O’Hara’s “Meditations in an Emergency”

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/12/14/a-good-whipping/

 

Teaser quote: “I do love that little Minx, & hope She may be happy, tho’ She has vexed me by this Exploit a little too…”

 

[posted 14 December 2016]

 

 

3 Pavese’s English

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/01/04/paveses-english/

 

Teaser quote: “I’m now seeing the world only through a veil of pink sheets, all bristling with slang-phrases which are meddling together...”

 

[posted 4 January 2017]

 

 

4 A Volume of Essays on Edward Lear’s Lala

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/01/19/some-ozbervatims-on-edward-lear/#more-106845

 

Teaser quote: “Sufficient to the day is the weevil thereof…”

 

[posted 19 January 2017]

 

 

5 Whitman, Stevens, & Co.

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/02/01/whitman-stevens-co/

 

“It seems to me that a twig might sup with the president of the United States, and become president in its turn.”

[posted 1 February 2017]

 

 

I Must Enter Again the Round Zion of the Water Bead

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/02/15/i-must-enter-again-the-round-zion-of-the-water-bead/

 

Teaser quote: “Our little Joan ignores the cats, / Ignites a satisfying match. / It sputters, flickers, pops and jets: / It’s fun as good as ever gets.”

 

[posted 15 February 2017]

 

 

 

Rumi, Machado & Co.

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/03/01/rumi-machado-and-co/

 

Teaser quote: “Would he really use a construction like I caught the happy virus.”

 

[posted 1 March 2017]