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India’s Long Road

India is in a headlong rush to modernize its economy. Scarcely a week goes by without news of India’s economic renaissance. To be sure, India’s economic performance of late has been impressive. India has now surpassed China and the United

India’s Long Road

India is in a headlong rush to modernize its economy. Scarcely a week goes by without news of India’s economic renaissance. To be sure, India’s economic performance of late has been impressive. India has now surpassed China and the United

A Labour of Love

Where is the place of thought in writing, or reading? Compelled by this question, philosophers since Plato have either ventured or deviated from it in many different ways. Few, however, have paused to reflect upon the journey itself. A rhythmic

A Labour of Love

Where is the place of thought in writing, or reading? Compelled by this question, philosophers since Plato have either ventured or deviated from it in many different ways. Few, however, have paused to reflect upon the journey itself. A rhythmic

Bodies of Music, Bodies of Soil

Australian poets Andy Jackson’s Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold and Tanya Thaweeskulchai’s A Salivating Monstrous Plant feature poems about the body. This is a body living in space and time. Although there is joy and pleasure here, the body is

Bodies of Music, Bodies of Soil

Australian poets Andy Jackson’s Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold and Tanya Thaweeskulchai’s A Salivating Monstrous Plant feature poems about the body. This is a body living in space and time. Although there is joy and pleasure here, the body is

Known and Strange Things

  “There are walks in which we tread in the footsteps of others, walks on which we strike out entirely for ourselves.” – Thomas A. Clark As I write I have open in my browser Teju Cole’s review (“Peter Funch

Known and Strange Things

  “There are walks in which we tread in the footsteps of others, walks on which we strike out entirely for ourselves.” – Thomas A. Clark As I write I have open in my browser Teju Cole’s review (“Peter Funch

A Culture of Growth

The world today is richer than it has ever been. Why is this? Joel Mokyr’s central contention in A Culture of Growth is that “what happened in the economies of the world in the past three centuries was a function

A Culture of Growth

The world today is richer than it has ever been. Why is this? Joel Mokyr’s central contention in A Culture of Growth is that “what happened in the economies of the world in the past three centuries was a function

Valences of Identity Dialectics

With several poems previously published in Muzzle and drawing on her slam performances that have been nationally acclaimed since 2015, Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s debut book of poems, Peluda, will be familiar to those who have followed the rising wave of young

Valences of Identity Dialectics

With several poems previously published in Muzzle and drawing on her slam performances that have been nationally acclaimed since 2015, Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s debut book of poems, Peluda, will be familiar to those who have followed the rising wave of young

Pure and Faultless Elation Emerging From Hiding

  The Delere Press intent “to provide a home for text and images that may not have a home otherwise, no matter what its geographical origins,” and to attempt to do so with hard copy, illustrated texts, choreographed by literary

Pure and Faultless Elation Emerging From Hiding

  The Delere Press intent “to provide a home for text and images that may not have a home otherwise, no matter what its geographical origins,” and to attempt to do so with hard copy, illustrated texts, choreographed by literary