Essays

Natania Rosenfeld

The Professor’s Body  Can fragility feel as hot as bravado? I think so, but sometimes struggle to find the way. —Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts   The professor’s body sits cross-legged on the edge of the desk. Its head turns all round the semicircle to…

February 15, 2018
Book Reviews

Timothy Parfitt Reviews Writers Who Love Too Much

A Look Back at a New Narrative Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997  Nightboat, 511 pages, $24.95  Edited by Dodie Bellamy & Kevin Killian  New Narrative, a late twentieth-century art movement that fused queer praxis, radical  politics, and daring writing, is now on arguably on its third or fourth “wave,” but I had not encountered it until recently. Now the…

February 15, 2018
Semi;Colon

Auld (and New) Lang Syne

Our December online issue features advice on the holidays by Dawn Downey, an interview with poet Camille Dungy, and a view from within the Un dia sin Latinos march in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Paula Lovo. A commonplace observation of the holiday season is that…

December 20, 2017
Semi;Colon

Capitals in Summer

I wish I could tell my high school self: keep doing exactly what you’re doing. I began writing when I was a wee little kiddo. I started out writing songs and making up scripts to act out with my siblings. My mom came up…

December 20, 2017
Semi;Colon

Learning Before Teaching

Ever since I was little, I’ve wanted to be a teacher. To me, teachers were some of my favorite people growing up, both in real life and on TV. When I got confirmed during my freshman year, my seventh grade English teacher was my…

December 20, 2017
Essays

Dawn Downey

How to Survive Christmas Alone December 17. Pull the covers over your head to block the morning light, and rest in the spot where your husband ought to be. Remember sitting here in bed beside him, propped up with pillows, a map spread between…

December 20, 2017
Interviews

An Interview with Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade. She has also edited a number of anthologies, including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. She is a professor at Colorado State University. Her latest is the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers:…

December 20, 2017