At 7:30 on weekday mornings, I join the ranks of commuters who line the southeast corner of Alamo Square where, starting at 6 a.m., distinct queues assemble on the sidewalk, ebb and distribute into… Read More

I’d found the job on Idealist. “Work to house the homeless,” the description had said. To start I was assigned the a.m. outreach shift. Our itinerary came in the morning via email, a list… Read More

When she was a teenager in the early Fifties, Susan Howe often asked her father, a legal historian, to check out books for her from Harvard’s Widener Library. In the introduction to The Birth-Mark… Read More

Slush Pile: A book, reviewed ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett translated from the French by Samuel Beckett Grove Atlantic $8.55 (paper) Finally, in Samuel Beckett, we have our poet-laureate of climate change. For decades now, the melting… Read More