The Count in the Ivory Tower: Gender Parity in MFA Programs

The Count in the Ivory Tower: Gender Parity in MFA Programs

A graduate PhD student and a tenured professor walk into a coffee shop—sounds like the beginning of a hackneyed joke. Instead, it’s the catalyst for...

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO INVESTED IN KENNETH GOLDSMITH? OR, IS COLONIALIST POETRY EASY?

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO INVESTED IN KENNETH GOLDSMITH? OR, IS COLONIALIST POETRY EASY?

Kenneth Goldsmith reading “The Body of Michael Brown” (screenshot via @soulellis/Twitter) “Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means...

Report from the Field– What We Don’t Name: The Delicate Path of Literary Crimes

Report from the Field– What We Don’t Name: The Delicate Path of Literary Crimes

When I launched The Atlas Review a bit over two years ago, I felt certain that the best way to highlight new and exciting work...

VIDA Roundtable on Misogynist Content and Editorial Responsibility

VIDA Roundtable on Misogynist Content and Editorial Responsibility

Recently, following the publication of a troubling poem about violence against women, a social media backlash began, along with a conversation about misogynist content, editorial...

Report From the Field: White People Love Me: Dispatches From The Token

Report From the Field: White People Love Me: Dispatches From The Token

I get along with white people really well. Growing up, they brought peppermint bark down the cul-de-sac to my parents’ house every Christmas. They smiled...