What’s a word for the glow of iPhones? Or someone who prefers to text, not talk? Create neologisms and win linguistic fame in our new word contest.
Allow us to brag about the best essayist in America, William Deresiewicz, winner of the 2013 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. This $50,000 prize, recognizing “emerging leaders” in the humanities, is one of the nation’s most prestigious honors. Congrats, Bill.
Congratulations to poet Kevin Young, whose poem “Wintering,” published in our Spring 2012 issue, was included in Best American Poetry 2013.
Our favorite phrase from Young’s poem “Pity,” also published in that issue:
The pool we once swam out back
now drained, flooding the street
in mock calamity.
(Photo by Kate Tuttle)
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