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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Ben Ladouceur

Ben Ladouceur is a recipient of the Earle Birney Prize. His first book of poems, Otter, will be published by Coach House Press in spring 2015.

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Ben Ladouceur

Beautiful Inmate

October 2014
  No soap for the washcloth, no salt for the brine that is dinner tonight. Mercury columns insist the cold is too much for a man to endure   but, closer than ever to God, what you do is endure and endure. With grit. Other inmates use their washcloths wrong, weave sheepshanks   well into the moon…