I've always liked this photo of Rilke in his Russian peasant blouse (when he was 19 and went to Russia with his much older lover, he returned in costume and affecting a Russian accent for a while). public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Syllabiology: Living in Letters

"This course will be conducted completely through the postal mail."

My Airport: LCG

An escape hatch, and a friendly doorway back home

Back to the Age of Political Strongmen

The incoherence is the point

Myriam Gurba Is Not an AI

Her new essay collection, 'Creep', is the real thing