It is about the articulation of the literary and physical voice that I write about here, after having seen David Greenspan’s sublimely written and performed The Myopia, produced by The Foundry Theater and closing this weekend, on February 7. Greenspan’s voice and its voicings star in The Myopia, re-awakening in me a sense of awe at the voice’s astounding plasticity.
Tag Archives: Monica De La Torre
Mónica de la Torre, poet and BOMB Magazine Senior Editor, sits down with Will Corwin of Art International Radio and explains the history of BOMB’s America issues (on newsstands now!). Mónica also weighs in on the ups and downs of translation, and relates a moving anecdote about her first professional translation gig in New York—writing a letter of condolence to Roberto Bolaño’s widow.
So much to say about this book touching on the deadening effects of mindless employment, on marital dysfunction, middle-class preoccupations, dipsomania, and realty. Real estate, the unfailing conversation starter for those deeming themselves worthy of being called New Yorkers, trumps all of the subplots in L.J. Davis’s very dark comedy.
Watch a video by Brandon Downing, and read an interview conducted by Monica De La Torre.
“Vocal Executive Chides Critics of Detroit” reads a recent New York Times headline, confirming a synecdoche firmly engrained in the American imagination substituting industry for place.
This January 10-17, besides having a thousand opportunities to buy a hammock and accidentally eating frozen pineapple and Tabasco (yuck) in Merida, Mexico, I was lucky to participate in the first US Poets in Mexico conference. Unlike many other writing workshops abroad that just plop a bunch of Americans in another country only to interact [...]
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