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Twelve Tones

Paris Review - Derek Walcott, The Art of Poetry No. 37

Interviewed by Edward Hirsch<p>Issue 101, Winter 1986<p>Derek Walcott, ca. 2012. Photograph Jorge Mejía Peralta<p>I went to visit Derek Walcott on his home island of St. Lucia in mid-June, 1985. St. Lucia is one of the four Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, a small mountainous island that faces the …

Literature

Poetry Must Still Dance: An Interview with Ange Mlinko

By Tyler Bourgoise June 17, 2013<p><i>The Spring issue of</i> The Paris Review <i>includes a long poem by Ange Mlinko, “Wingandecoia.” It took me a few rereads, but, after a bout of Google searching, I saw this poem trace its arc in several directions—those of time, of place, and of musical imagination. Along</i> …

Ghosts of the Rio Grande

Every year hundreds of immigrants die along the U.S.-Mexico border. Too many are never identified.<p>The path across the border is littered with bodies. …

El Salvador

The Making Of A Mole

Homeland Security agent Jovana Deas was torn between a burgeoning career in federal law enforcement and a family with ties to a notorious Mexican drug cartel. Was her betrayal of the agency a failure of character or of a system she should have never been part of in the first place?<p>The news came on …

The Prism

Privacy in an age of publicity.<p>An extraordinary fuss about eavesdropping started in the spring of 1844, when Giuseppe Mazzini, an Italian exile in London, became convinced that the British government was opening his mail. Mazzini, a revolutionary who’d been thrown in jail in Genoa, imprisoned in …