There is something to Phillip Lopate that may make his followers feel particularly close to him, as if his work were known solely by them and a select few others; that this is not true, that he is in fact an immensely respected writer and scholar, would seem of little importance to these readers.
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
Critic and writer Luc Sante has been opining about art and culture since the mid-80s.
He frequently contributes to the New York Book Review and has written for the Village Voice. His books include Low Life (1991), Evidence (1992), The Factory of Facts (1998), Walker Evans (1999), and Kill All You