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Articles by Teow Lim Goh

An Unfolding Elegy

November 1, 2014
An Unfolding Elegy

When sudden death claimed poet Jake Adam York at the age of 40, it cut short his life’s work of commemorating all the martyrs of the American Civil Rights movement; Teow Lim Goh re-reads the man and his work.

From the Archives: Truth be Told: On Natasha Trethewey

November 1, 2014
From the Archives: Truth be Told: On Natasha Trethewey

Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway mines American history–the early colonies, slavery, the Civil War–for the material of her poetry. Teow Lim Goh visits with the figures she’s brought back to life.

Office Space

February 1, 2014
Office Space

When we read poetry, we want the transcendence of art: how is that compatible with being at work? A new collection of poems explores the possibilities.

Beyond Thought

October 1, 2013
Beyond Thought

The style of Clarice Lispector’s unconventional and uneasy fiction was driven by both social anxiety and physical pain. How did this transubstantiation take place?

The Road Home: On Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Over the River

March 1, 2013
The Road Home: On Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s <em>Over the River</em>

New York artist Christo wants to drape 5.9 miles of silvery fabric over a 42 mile stretch of the Arkansas River. The sketches are lovely, but locals and environmentalists are horrified. Who’s in the right?