A poem, plus a note on tongue-like mice and the translation of mice-like tongues
(How my tongue and my body are the same, how they are different)
(First, how they are the same)
They live between someone’s teeth
Bumps rush out all at once
Water gushes out from a spring
Like plugs they can be attached to other pieces of flesh, but also, if sparks fly, they can go crazy...
An iron curtain makes a powerful canvas. Images from Sven Johne & Falk Haberkorn’s Aus Sicht des Archivs, documenting life in the former East Germany in the 1990s.
« Genocide Studies » is a house with many rooms. It accommodates and even encourages a broadening of its central concept. And like all academic fields, it presumes its object of study will always be there.
On Natalia Ginzburg’s Valentino, newly translated: a Q&A with Alexander Chee.