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Articles by Teow Lim Goh

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?

Truth be Told: On Natasha Trethewey

February 1, 2013
Truth be Told: On Natasha Trethewey

Current 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.