The brainchild of Danny Snelson and Phoebe Springstubb, the young Aphasic Letters produces more interesting work than the vast majority of otherwise like-minded arts and literary institutions. Snelson and Springstubb – whose other endeavors find them wending through the Ontological Hysterical Thea
Lydia Davis is a consummate translator and one of the foremost contemporary short and short-short story writers; her influence within the short-short story medium seems immeasurable, as nearly every literary magazine pumps out 250-word story after 250-word story, each attempting – but few, if any,
Ben Jonson may be the most famous person to use the shortened version of his given name professionally. It is for hackneyed notes and anecdotes like these that the playwright, poet, and actor is now primarily known.
Evidently, it is really difficult to be a dramatist and poet if you lived
Alexander Pope now seems, like John Donne, one of the more modern – that is to say, imprecisely: human – of 18th-century poets: his writings are inflected with the stuff of his life, his preoccupations and surroundings, physical and intellectual; his life as he lived and considered it is evident