luke hollis

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Vergil Eclogues
A Conversation with Transom Journal
15
Jan
15
Transom: When translating ancient texts, some translators try to use language that evokes ancientness, while others attempt to make that writer sound contemporary to our ears. You seem to take a middle path with your casual use of contractions and elevated language like “Hail, dread Hekate.” How did the ancientness of these texts influence your translation decisions?
Moholy Nagy
Looking back to the Bauhaus
15
Jan
15
For all our thoughts about geometric abstraction, Mondrian, and grid theory as applied to modern web design, it’s been equally as helpful in recent years to contemplate Albers, Moholoy-Nagy, Itten, and others involved with the Bauhaus.
Using Web Mining to Track Word Sense Variation, Inspired by Roland Barthes
28
May
14
Four Weeks of Archaeology in Rural Sicily
16
Nov
13
Crimson light flooded the balcony windows as the 6 A. M. June sun rose behind the silhouette of Etna. The kitchen table in the dig house bustled with an eclectic group of researchers, volunteers, and budding archaeologists from scattered origins in Europe and America. Fresh from the stove, two aluminum espresso pots steamed on clay tiles and filled the air with the rich, acrid scent of coffee. After breakfast, we loaded ourselves, the GIS surveying equipment, and water bidone into the back of two rental cars to start digging for the day before 7:00 AM.
Poets need websites
20
Aug
13
Authors have websites, but it's much more common to find a poet's Poets.org, Poetry Foundation, or even faculty pages before their own site. So my question: poets, why do you hate websites? It's not hard! We owe it to ourselves to have content available online in a centralized hub listing publications, articles, a biography, etc.