That guy right there is Jorge Luis Borges—Argentinian, short storyist, poet, part-time philosopher, and speaker of phrases such as, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” This is a phrase I’m sure most of us would agree with. For me, paradise would be a library with lots of natural light, floor cushions, … Continue reading Library of Ba-Ba-Babel
We are living in a pivotal moment for the future of the arts in America. While some countries such as Japan have made plans to cut governmental funding for programs in the humanities and social sciences, the U.S. could be facing some sacrificial cuts to the arts due to budgetary concerns as well. In the … Continue reading The Value of Art
Do you want to hear the good news first or the REALLY good news first? Well, the first bit of good news is that submissions have re-open for the minnesota review until the first of April (the cruellest month). If you're interested in sending us your fiction, poetry, or even critical writing, check out our … Continue reading TMR Submissions and Mystery Essays
So it’s 2017, we survived Christmas, made it through New Year, stopped biting our nails and went to the gym a couple of times, then started biting our nails again and found a new Netflix Original to binge on. It’s the same as every year, the circle of festive life. It has come to its … Continue reading So Long for Now!
The philosopher Martin Heidegger describes poetry in his book, Poetry, Language, and Thought, as “the saying of the unconcealedness of what is” and the “intimate unity of being with language and word.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy discusses set theory as such: “[t]he axioms of set theory imply the existence of a set-theoretic universe so … Continue reading Sestinas and Set Theory, Oh My!
Everybody knows that writers (poets, in particular) are the life and soul of any party. So, in honour of the year’s biggest party, I’ve compiled a list of the writers you would most want to spend the 31st of December drinking yourself blind and hoofing up rails with. Enjoy responsibly. 5. W.H. Auden W.H. Auden … Continue reading Five Writers You’d Want to Spend NYE With
It’s that time of year again where you’re going to start buying people things. Books are good gifts because they are fantastic, cheap, and the act of giving them can be selfish without appearing so. That book you’ve been telling your friend to read all year and they haven’t gotten around to yet? Done. Happy … Continue reading Ten “Gateway” Books To Give Surreptitiously As Gifts