Plato in Ohio

Fire at the edge of the primordium Dragged through the vast receptacle towards life, Equivalent but not the same from birth As those ideal, unchangeable clear forms. Here in Ohio dust rises. Mists of rain Run on the hanging ivy of the porch. The bottles in the window...

Let’s Be Deliberate

In a world of the 15-second cut and the phone text and the cats on YouTube, how do we learn to accept and master works of real deliberation? Can we watch Bergman’s 14 minute dialogues in a film? Can we read a huge novel of the nineteenth century? Can we follow...

The Shallow Grave

The uses of a confederate pistol and the dog that couldn’t...