Monthly Archives: May 2015

“A Minefield of Myth and Memory”: John Keene’s Annotations

“The form of a city changes more quickly, alas, than the human heart,” Baudelaire wrote in his poem “The Swan” (published in Les Fleurs du Mal in 1857). Here in St. Louis, where I’ve lived now for over a decade, the pace … Continue reading

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Poetic Voices: The Conversation Continues

At the halfway point of the Poetic Voices of the Muslim World series, I’m amazed by the conversations and encounters it has made possible. A South African mother and son speaking with a Bosnian couple at a lecture on Bosnian … Continue reading

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