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Intimate Language

Intimate Language: From Derrida to Dogen

I recently read a story of a woman who was suffering from semantic dementia, a condition that caused her to lose her words. 1,198 more words

Longer Pieces

Storified @Okadabooks Twitter Interview with Max Siollun

If you missed my live Twitter interview with Okadabooks, you can see the Storified record of it here. I discussed a lot: Nigeria, is history, the state of publishing, and even jollof rice and puff puff!;-) 36 more words


Once on a yellow piece of paper

Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
and he called it “chops”
because that was the name of his dog… 575 more words


New Acquisition: Spenser's Faerie Queene by the Ashendene Press

Recently, Special Collections and University Archives acquired several beautiful examples of early 20th century fine printing. Among them is Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queen, printed in by The Ashendene Press in 1923. 342 more words

Hornbake Library


Post collage creation, I learned there’s an immortal jellyfish called Turritopsis dohrnii, which, along with the other species I’ve featured, helped me choose a title. But my inspiration for the collage mainly came from the last sentence of Mark Haddon’s short story, “The Island.” 224 more words


The Route I Planned.

I planned a walk down a narrow lane
full of yellow weeds that looked the same.
If not for the heroic, fallen tree in my way, 485 more words


Entropy Magazine: Variations on a Theme

Entropy Magazine: Variations on a Theme

Sadness Or

by: Gina Tomaine

It was in the sixth hour of traffic on the turnpike from Pennsylvania to Boston that I began to gather my courage. 190 more words