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Culture

'Close' Is the Literary Newsletter Bringing Intimacy to Your Inbox

We spoke to the creators of one of the best sources of original writing in the UK.
Lauren O'Neill
3.14.19
Interviews

An Interview with Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis About Her New Book of Poetry

Like Speedy Ortiz? Well then friend, 'Mouthguard' is for you. Plus, check the new video for "I'm Blessed."
Annalise Domenighini
11.28.18
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This Is a Good Time to Read Leonard Cohen's Poem, "Kanye West Is Not Picasso"

It appears in 'The Flame' a posthumous collection of Cohen's lyrics and poetry, released last week.
Alex Robert Ross
10.12.18
Features

Rap is Banned in Iran, But the Underground Scene is Flourishing

"We have so many forbidden things in Iran, but does that prevent us from doing them? If forbidden rap can tell good stories, go ahead and forbid it! The ban only means it's an opportunity."
Quentin Müller
5.8.18
poetry

Men Compose Haiku About Their Penises

"My soggy spring roll / You lil grow-er, not show-er..."
Rebecca Kamm
1.12.18
Fast Food Week

To Remoulade, with Love and Disgust

You were once so exquisite, back when you came from France. That was long ago, before somebody decided to fill you with chopped cabbage.
Lars Bjerregaard
7.25.17
Interviews

Lifting the Veil on Jute Gyte's Adventurous Microtonal Black Metal

Listen to 'The Sparrow' and read our interview with the ever-prolific Adam Kalmbach on inspiration, tonality, and the perks of working alone.
Ben Handelman
7.11.17
poetry

The Young Voice of London Life

Kayo Chingonyi talks London music culture and why black men find it hard to express love for each other.​
Rianna Jade Parker
6.7.17
poetry

A Queer Black Poet's Quest for Liberation

Aziza Barnes​ tells us about her journey to find herself in a country ruled by tired notions of race and gender.
Alexis P. Williams
6.4.17
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE

Patricia Lockwood, the 'Poet Laureate of Twitter,' Is More Than the Sum of Her Dick Jokes

In her new memoir "Priestdaddy," the "Rape Joke" author discusses puberty, Slankets, environmental degradation, and what it's like when your father becomes a Father.
Lauren Oyler
3.29.17
Books

Cowboy Poetry Is the American Art Form You've Never Heard Of

Cowboy poetry gatherings have been drawing thousands for decades, bringing together Americans from the left and right and all pastures in between.
Carson Vaughan
3.23.17
Stuff

This Is Why You Probably Hate Slam Poetry, According to a Linguistic Scholar

It’s called “slam voice” and apparently most poets hate it too.
Jesse Donaldson
2.6.17
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