Category Archives: Poetry

Between the Lines

One of the poems that I’ve been waiting to write about is “The First Tampon” by Karen Wolbach in AD 36/37. By now, I’ve read through this piece quite a few times, and every time I get something new out … Continue reading

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Nice to Meet You

Well, in some ways I’m back to translations. Kind of. I just wanted to take a moment to give light to all of the wonderful translations that have enriched the Artful Dodge through the years. One of the first things … Continue reading

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In Code

Something that I think really makes the Artful Dodge one-of-a-kind is our special care with translations. Translating is a laborious effort, and can often prove unfruitful. However, there are many writers who are dedicated to re-creating the reading experience for … Continue reading

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Grilling Out

One of the things I’ve enjoyed so far this summer is reading and coming across things that I would have never expected to see. The blessing is this: I come across some pieces that I wouldn’t have written even if … Continue reading

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The Love Affair

I’ll just get right to the point: I love letters. I love writing them, I love reading them, and I love picking out nice little cards to make them special. If someone were to ask me why I love them … Continue reading

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Origin Story

Already my outlook was grim. This summer the office of Artful Dodge had to make yet another move—from the relatively lively basement foyer of Lowry Center, the student center at the College of Wooster, between the bowling alley and Mom’s … Continue reading

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The Little Things

We often overlook the small things in life: the dust in the corner or on top of the bookshelf, the bugs right before they bite. It is only when the small things become a nuisance that we decide to take … Continue reading

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