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1 July 2015
“this is our music – for ornette coleman” by steve dalachinsky

Poet Steve Dalachinsky’s eulogy to musician Ornette Coleman, delivered on 27 June 2015 at the Riverside Church in New York City.

24 June 2015
“Wishing Well” by Gregory Pardlo

Third Party Poetry: Reprinted with permission of Four Way Books.

22 June 2015
Holding Hands with a Stranger: An Interview with Gregory Pardlo

2015 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry winner Gregory Pardlo, author of Digest (2014) and Totem (2007), discusses race, the African American literary canon, and why he writes. Interrupting Infinity exclusive content.

28 February 2015
Cold Spring Diary: On Common Ground

Sap buckets on maples; The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry; Scott Chaskey’s This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm; Masanobu Fukuoka’s 自然農法•わら一本の革命 (Natural Farming: One-Straw Revolution; Lady Eve Balfour; more.

5 August 2014
Cold Spring Diary: Turn! Turn! Turn!

Ecclesiastes; George R. Stewart’s The Earth Abides; Mary Shelley’s The Last Man; M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops”; Nevil Shute’s On the Beach; Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises; Pete Seeger’s “Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)”; Jean-Paul Sartre’s La Nausée (Nausea); Thomas Wolfe’s You Can’t Go Home Again

31 July 2014
Cold Spring Diary: Vanishing Wildflowers; Quality v. Quantity

A black swallowtail butterfly at Maya Lin’s “Storm King Wavefield”; Lewis Mumford’s essay, “Quality in the Control of Quantity,” in Natural Resources: Quality and Quantity; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Der Zauberlehrling”; Dragon Langerie beans.