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Poetry
Worth puzzling over
Published Fall 2018
Writing Seminars professor's newest poetry collection is at once esoteric, mischievous, playful, and obscure / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Poetry
Literary excision
Published Fall 2018
In her seventh collection of poems, alum Elizabeth Spires uses words with sparing potency / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Talking with J.D. Connor
Published Summer 2018
Hopkins alum dishes on the business of show business and why the stories Hollywood tells about itself matter / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Fiction
Estate stories
Published Summer 2018
Delury has a gift for devastating understatement and delicate moments in her debut novel, 'The Balcony' / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Nonfiction
Violent nature
Published Summer 2018
This compact, heady book asks whether being human requires a capacity for violence that defines itself against nature / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
Talking with Chris Lebron
Published Winter 2017
Philosophy professor talks teaching philosophy via a social movement, radical art, and James Baldwin's idea of love / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Carry a torch
Published Fall 2017
Monica Hesse's new book, 'American Fire' chronicles a couple's 2014 arson spree across Virginia's Eastern Shore, exploring not so much who committed these crimes, but why / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Burdened
Published Fall 2017
When her dad has a heart attack, Alex, the put-upon daughter of a typically dysfunctional and affluent suburban New York City family, gets tasked with yet another thankless job / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Guarding Saddam
Published Fall 2017
Will Bardenwerper tells the stories of the young men whose service involved sharing Saddam Hussein's last few months as he waited to be put to death / Johns Hopkins Magazine
A simple invitation
Published Summer 2015
This 60-something page essay is an adaptation of the TEDx talk Adichie gave in 2012 / Johns Hopkins Magazine