Tag Archives: Response to Literature

Un tremblement de terre: Saying goodbye to Richard Beban

By Victor D. Infante

I was thinking about asking someone to write an essay about Joseph Campbell, and then I thought of Richard Beban. And then I caught my breath. I’m not used to the idea that my longtime friend … Continue reading

‘Mining the Mysteries of Language,’ by Robert Wynne

Mining the Mysteries of Language
By Robert Wynne

In the early 1990s, a young man came up to me after a reading I’d given, and told me how grateful he was that I had read a poem about suicide, because it … Continue reading

‘The Voice,’ by Gustavo Arellano

By Gustavo Arellano

Editor’s Note: Journalist Gustavo Arellano, formerly editor of OC Weekly and currently a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, writes a weekly email list where he details what he’s working and what’s on his mind. This week’s email centered … Continue reading

Not Dead Yet: A Reply To The New Yorker’s essay, ‘Does Journalism Have a Future?’

By Victor D. Infante

It’s an odd day when you wake up to discover that the newspaper for which you work is being held up nationally as an exemplar of the rise and fall of local journalism, but there I … Continue reading

Sorry-not-sorry: on plagiarism

By Sam Cha

Anybody following the Lisa Low thing?


The Lisa Low thing’s a lot like the Ailey O’Toole thing; Ailey O’Toole being the (young, white) woman who published a bunch of poems that plagiarize—line for line, … Continue reading