Los Angeles Review of Books: True Fictionalizations: On Angie Sijun Lou’s “Dark Soil” Anthology

THERE’S A UNIQUE THRILL that comes from being in a place where we know remarkable events occurred, a rush from the sudden marriage of knowledge with the physical world, a feeling of the link between history and the present, mind and matter. The essence of the new anthology Dark Soil: Fictions and Mythographies comes from […]

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Electric Literature: How Clara Schumann Got Her Groove Back

River, Love “What will become of my work?” – Clara Schumann, after learning she’s pregnant with her fifth child I.Her hands on the piano are birds she cannot name. It’s April 1854 in Düsseldorf, rain and rain and flooded streets. Whenever Clara leaves the house to shop, she wades through water ankle-deep. Two months ago, her […]

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