. . . He was the victim of an accidental discharge, uncontrolled carelessness with unconscionable consequences . . .
". . . Nafisi went on to speak for more than an hour, apologizing over and over again for her digressions and off-topic assays that were very clearly borne of a tremendous passion."
In her essay “Sculpture in the Expanded Field,” Rosalind Krauss argues that postwar American sculpture (and painting) has been “kneaded and stretched” until it became “infinitely malleable.”[i] Something similar takes place in the writing of the expanded fielder.
I cannot power through this book, like so many others before, for one simple reason: it powers through me.
Rebecca Anne Renner Greetings from the O/A editors! Six months ago, the adventure called Obra/Artifact began in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Since then, it has grown from a mere idea to a graduate literary magazine. All of this is thanks to our submitters and supporters, especially Juan Carlos Reyes and the MFA of … Continue reading State of the Obra – A Letter from the Founding Editor-in-Chief
. . . The Restless Writer stands tall as a pillar of alt-traditional literary gold . . .
Jared Alan Smith I once had a conversation with a Frenchman I’d just quit working for about the nature of American medicine: he said that each type of doctor has become so specialized that it is near impossible to find a physician to help with a variety of ills. When he asked me if I … Continue reading Writing In Great Places: Poetry At The Dali
Rebecca Anne Renner The spiritual world collides with my life only when I’m not expecting it. Ideas spark and I have to tell them to someone. So when Cyriaco Lopes, one of our core faculty in the MFA’s Poetry in the Expanded Field, gathered us in the stone courtyard of El Templo de la Purísima … Continue reading Lines of Sight: On the Creation of a Literary Magazine