Translation Tuesdays: Voroshilovgrad, by Serhiy Zhadan @ nyjb

“Recommended reading for those looking for a more lighthearted take on a region riven by suffering and war. Voroshilovgrad is yet another example of Ukraine’s cultural uniqueness and its post-Soviet literary scene.” Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Voroshilovgrad, by Serhiy Zhadan @ nyjb

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Translation Tuesdays: Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa @ nyjb

“Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa recounts a disastrous event in the past, but it is also highly relevant in this era of disinformation, extremism, and violence.” Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa @ nyjb

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Wednesday Poetry Corner: Junk by Tommy Pico @ NYJB

“Tommy Pico brings his unique personal perspective to this volume. He explores, once again, what it is to be Native American and gay in the United States at that weird moment in history prior to the pandemic.” Continue reading Wednesday Poetry Corner: Junk by Tommy Pico @ NYJB

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NYC in Photos Week: Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968 by Jonathan Brand @ NYJB

Lower East and Upper West chronicle New York City from the late fifties to the late sixties. Tumultuous change, “urban renewal,” and racial strife mark these violent decades, but in these photographs these charged descriptors lay in the background. Continue reading NYC in Photos Week: Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968 by Jonathan Brand @ NYJB

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Shelter in Place: December 2020 Update

If you’ve noticed, I haven’t posted in over two months. Long story short: Work has been busy. This has relegated my writing to a weekend activity, if that. I’ve also been deal with Real Life Meatspace stuff: getting new furniture, scheduling an emissions test, etc. Due to the pandemic, I’ve done all my Xmas shopping online. You should too. Don’t be a super-spreader! This upcoming week will have posts linking to my book reviews at the New York Journal of Books. These reviews will be on the theme NYC in Photos. Check them out. Continue reading Shelter in Place: December 2020 Update

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