Ross Gay

Ross Gay is the author of three books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He teaches creative writing and grows living things in Indiana. Ben Evans: Must all progress be incremental, or… More

Limits

“Maybe your parents are just limited when it comes to this.” Mr. Howell spoke slowly from the chair he had somehow managed to squeeze out from his desk and turn, to face me. My senior year English teacher’s office was so small, one of us had to stand. In between periods, in the middle of… More

Tenderness

ARTIST STATEMENT Based on unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations – gran am, more commonly known as amanda anderson, is an interdisciplinary artist who seeks to challenge and explore the prevalent themes of idealized femininity and normalized oppression through visual collage, harsh drones, disembodied vocals, and oscillating feedback. gran am is… More

In Good Faith

As beautiful as it is relevant, here’s Will Oldham performing his new song, “In Good Faith”. LYRICS In good faith: Rocks are buried beneath tons of earth to become diamonds With the gift of the sunlight the kudzu vine goes climbing I open my heart to a world not of my making We open our… More

Theoretical Resurrection: Aesthetic Theory and the Anesthetic World

In a December 8, 2016 interview with NPR’s Marketplace, outgoing Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, absolutely unaware, explained clearly enough why we face the potential end of human civilization and the potential end of the world. Arguing that the selling of his coffee could not be compared to the selling of pizza because pizza is “too… More

David Bradley

David Bradley reflects on writing and the complicated politics of Western Pennsylvania in an interview conducted by Michael McDermit for Fogged Clarity’s Inauguration Issue. More