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"something brighter than pity for the wingless ones": Derek Walcott's "The Season of Phantasmal Peace"

Recently I read Derek Walcott’s 1984 collection Midsummer (which I highly recommend–it’s heavy and heady with summer and heat, like a ripe peach). This week, when it’s finally starting to feel like autumn around here (I nominate 2015 for Boston’s strangest year of weather award), I’m reading his poem… 113 more words

Recommended Reading

Story: Voices from Pisalocca

By: Gaither Stewart

In my favorite place near the front window with the light from the street over my right shoulder I am reading an essay by Natalia Ginzburg when out of the corner of my eye I register a shadow flitting past on the street. 4,796 more words


Q&A With Childfree Woman of the Year, Laura LaVoie

Want to know more about this year’s Childfree Woman of the Year, Laura LaVoie? Check out this Q&A: 623 more words

International Childfree Day

All the Names, by Jose Saramago

With each novel, Saramago creates his own world, his own physical world, metaphysical world, and literary world. He creates a premise, an uncommon premise, and then stretches its ramifications as far as his imagination will take him. 1,043 more words

Literary Reviews

Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

The first thing that struck me about Lives of Girls and Women was that, despite being described as a novel, it is more a collection of short stories, each written from the perspective of one central character, Del Jordan. 743 more words