The 23rd piece in the Polity of Literature series considers which metaphors are best-suited to the writing and reading of fan fiction.
Since Columbus and Cortés, nearly every colonial expedition to the coasts of the Americas was driven by the desire to discover a passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and facilitate trade for the Spanish Crown. Five hundred years later, that dream will soon be realized.
In a small, nondescript building on the outskirts of Oaxaca, conceptual artist and accountant Edith Morales has created an experimental urban “milpa” garden to study the ancient system of Mixe agriculture and document Oaxaca’s endemic species of maize for future generations.
The 19th piece in the Polity of Literature series tells the story of one neighbourhood’s effort to make its own reading room when the local library branch closed.
The 18th piece in the Polity of Literature series describes the range of tools Kathy Acker used to work freely outside the literary establishment.