Articles by ekbookman

The Great Joyful Swamp

November 20, 2010

From Charles Wright’s introduction to The Best American Poetry 2008 telling us we’d better hop to: Everyone talks about the “great health” of American poetry nowadays. And it’s hard to fault that. There are very few bad poems being published, very few. On the other [...]

Monday or Tuesday

November 15, 2010

A short story (or “sketch,” if you like) by Virginia Woolf from 1921, when she was writing toward the voice she’d eventually fully develop in Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse. Her insistence that the imagination is as real as anything else is, well, awesome: Monday or Tuesday [...]

Time Travel

November 11, 2010

Behold these color photographs of Americans in the early 1940s doing what Americans do best: square dancing, sharecropping, homesteading, Rosie-the-riveting and basically embodying the true spirit of any High Society. TSHS are indebted to these people for the invention of Family Dinner, Co-Ops and [...]