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10 Things We Know You Did Last Summer

September 17, 2012 • 0
1) Bluebooked at 1 a.m. the day that OCI went live. And now you’re already complaining about the classes you were so excited about. 2) Searched for the Toad’s of whatever city you were in. And then realized there’s no place like Toad’s. 3) Talked about what a relief it was to be in the »
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Cynthia Zarin

April 4, 2012 • 0
Cynthia Zarin is a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing. She currently teaches “Profiles and Portraits” and “Writing the Contemporary Essay.” Born in 1959, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and received an M.F.A. degree in writing from Columbia. Her collections of poetry include “The Swordfish Tooth” (1989), “Fire Lyric” (1993), and “The »
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Yale-isms

April 4, 2012 • 0
1) “Let’s get a meal sometime!” Let’s not. 2) “I go to school in New Haven.” That’s in Massachusetts, right? 3) “So, what are you doing this summer?” How about we talk about it in September when you ask me how my summer went. 4) “I haven’t slept in [insert # here] [insert unit of »
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Butteries

February 22, 2012 • 0
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Things You Hate About Your T.A.

February 22, 2012 • 0
1) Not hot Is a pretentious twit, doesn’t have James Franco’s winning smile. 2) Asks you to lead section next week Wait, isn’t that, like, your job? 3) Two words: reading responses Five words: I didn’t do the reading! 4) No laptops in section But J.Crew has a 50 percent off sale — I mean, »
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Langdon Hammer ’80 GRD ’89

February 21, 2012 • 0
Langdon Hammer ’80 GRD ’89 has reviewed poetry for the New York Times and The American Scholar, in addition to editing “Hart Crane: Complete Poetry and Selected Letters.” He earned both his B.A. and PhD in English from Yale and currently teaches the popular lecture “Daily Themes” and the seminar “The World of James Merrill.” »
Poetry

Apology to Sister

January 26, 2012 • 0
Props are used in rituals and jokes. Hers was a mango. Each time she peeled us one, she’d say the only messless place to eat the fruit was sitting naked in the bathtub. Naked but we didn’t know it, two peeled mangos bathing in the park’s summer-heated fountain. That day our clothes walked off with »
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Listening for Summer’s Hot, Dry Karaoke

January 26, 2012 • 0
Giggles germinate and grow like goose grass in between my synaptic gaps, neurons now a hunk of handicapped hash brown yap. Inside, I can’t think. Inside, the smell of juniper vibrates within my joints until July joins June in a kiss; trapped until the cicadas kreek!kreek! summer’s hot, dry karaoke. When I finally lie with »
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Pretentious Summer Internships

January 26, 2012 • 5939
1) Rick Santorum’s political campaign The frothy mixture of family values and violating the separation of church and state that is the product of trying to get into politics. 2) CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research When you enter the Large Hadron Collider, the fate of the world is in your hands. Please don’t blow »
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J.D. McClatchy

January 26, 2012 • 5
J.D. McClatchy is the author of three collections of essays, six books of poems, and 13 libretti. Winner of the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he has served as the institute’s president since 2009. McClatchy has taught at Princ- eton, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and Yale, where he is editor »