Listening for the Noise: An Interview with Andrea Brady

Andrea Brady sat down with Sampsonia Way to discuss drones, fighting the system, and what it means to be an experimental poet. In February, Brady visited City of Asylum to read her from her newest suite of […]

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

What Writers are Reading: Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

  Born in Havana, Cuba in 1971, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo is now earning his doctorate in comparative literature at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He blogs at Lunes de Post-Revolución and collaborates with Diario de […]


The Political Ridiculous: On the Aesthetics of Politics

When we see the actions of certain characters in various positions of politcal power, a feeling of perplexity arises in us. This feeling is transformed into a kind of “universal shame” on the part of citizens […]


Minds, Medicine, and the Mad: An Interview with sam sax

From the green room in Alphabet City, as he prepared for his reading, sam sax was kind enough to speak to Sampsonia Way about the precarious nature of language and the power and history of madness. sax was […]


Conditional Optimism in Our Towns: An Interview with James and Deborah Fallows

This past February, James and Deborah Fallows visited City of Asylum to speak about their book Our Towns and to celebrate its paperback release. In their narrative, the Fallows travel across the country in their small […]


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