by Sarah Passino
MAR 2019 | Poetry
Sarah Passino's most recent work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Poetry Daily, and Boston Review's collection What Nature. She has poems forthcoming in Berkeley Poetry Review and in Capital and Ritual, a collaborative anthology by Wendy's Subway and the Bard Graduate Center. She received the Rachel Wetzsteon Poetry Prize from the 92nd Street Y and was a 2018 Poets House Fellow.
by Jeff Gibbons
NOV 2018 | Critics Page
The vaudeville-like impresario Dr. Pappenheim, is a rather weird and ever hopeful person, like a manifestation of the artist who, in order to be able to make work, has to remain positive despite all the signs that might suggest otherwise. I imagine him dressed in an outfit not unlike one of my alter ego characters Tom Bland; a straw boater, tie, flopping handkerchief in his top pocket, patent leather shoes, a cream suit, and his umbrella. In Ahron Appelfeld’s Badenheim 1939 there is a suggestion of a kind of collapsed performance which will never take place.