Category Archives: Fiction

“A Thrashing, Generous Intelligence”: Eileen Myles’s Inferno chosen for Slate/Whiting Second Novel List

The poet Eileen Myles is, of course, also an accomplished writer of fiction, and her recent novel Inferno has just been named one of the five books on the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.  In a glowing review of the book on Slate, Sasha Weiss … Continue reading

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Frank O’Hara is Everywhere, Even the Title of Emma Jane Unsworth’s New Novel

Thanks entirely to the clout of Mad Men, the once-forgotten poet Frank O’Hara seems to be everywhere these days, no longer languishing in “the bottom drawer of cultural obscurity.”  (I’m just kidding — I don’t really think that!). Things have gotten so … Continue reading

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Frank O’Hara and the other Don — DeLillo, not Draper

Frank O’Hara fans know all about the time Don Draper read some lines from the poem “Mayakovsky” on the television show Mad Men (thereby introducing O’Hara’s work to a much wider audience and legions of tweeters).  But apparently there’s another famous (and … Continue reading

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