Essays

The Metalyrical Moment

Three recent poetry collections have cemented the rise of what we might call the “metalyrical”: poetry that interrogates the conditions of its own expression.

Dear Knausgaard

“There’s a passage early on in Book 2 that’s so smug, so macho (in a literary way), that’s so—ugh! I can’t explain it.”

All Tomorrow’s Warnings

Both left and right employ “speculative nonfiction” to imagine the world after climate change. But who will win the battle of the futurists?