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“A Landing Spot for My Word-Sounds”: An Interview with Naoko Fujimoto

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Naoko Fujimoto’s lyrical, musical poems are written across distances—whether it’s the personal distance between the poet and the personas she adopts, or the psychological distance of writing from the U.S. about the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

“He Had Crossed to Arrive There”: A Playlist for Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities

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Every time I read Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities I get something different from it.  Like NPR’s Eric Weiner writes, “I leave it, again and again, and yet never discover it—never really know it.” This latest reading, for me, boils down to one thing: the act of searching, of trying