A Storytelling Species: Rebecca Skloot

by Joshua Diamond, Nonfiction Co-Editor Sunday afternoon in August. Pleasantly temperate for Indiana this time of year. And 5,500 undergraduates—most of them first-year students at Purdue University—are funneling into Elliot Hall of Music. No, this is not the rescheduled Lady Gaga concert. They’re here to see Rebecca Skloot, whose wildly successful book, The Immortal Life … Continue reading A Storytelling Species: Rebecca Skloot

Year of the Ghost, Pt. 2: A Review of Matthew Rohrer’s DESTROYER AND PRESERVER

BY JOSHUA DIAMOND This is part of a two-part essay series on the emergence of ghosts in poetry. Take a look back at There’s a ghost in my poetry, Part 1: G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher’s Your Father on the Train of Ghosts. If Harold Ramis, in Dr. Egon Spengler’s infinite wisdom, has taught us … Continue reading Year of the Ghost, Pt. 2: A Review of Matthew Rohrer’s DESTROYER AND PRESERVER

There’s a Ghost in My Poetry, Pt. 1: G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher’s YOUR FATHER ON THE TRAIN OF GHOSTS

BY JOSHUA DIAMOND This is part of a two-part essay series on the emergence of ghosts in poetry. Stay tuned for Wednesday’s post that will take us deeper into the trend, with a look into Matthew Rohrer’s Destroyer and Preserver. Before Matthew Zapruder’s Come On All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon Press) started haunting my bookshelf … Continue reading There’s a Ghost in My Poetry, Pt. 1: G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher’s YOUR FATHER ON THE TRAIN OF GHOSTS