Five Poems Song Is SilenceThe air is never still and never was. One song was the leaves. Another was the rustling of trees in the wind. Before there was air,a sublime silence—there was no one not to hear it. Want to read more? Please login. New to Narrative? sign up. It's easy and free.
This article is part of an ongoing series profiling participants in the PubTech Connect conference, presented on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by PW and the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing. PTC 2018 will be a packed day, and we didn’t want to leave anything out. Between the longer presentations, we’ve scheduled three flash briefs, 15-minute shots of amazement from three brilliant media minds.
Census, due out from Ecco in March, is Jesse Ball’s eighth novel in a decade. It’s an utterly whimsical literary fantasy in the manner of Kafka or Borges, and an intimate road novel about a falling, but not quite fallen, world—a more hopeful take, perhaps, on the premise of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. But, more deeply, it is Ball’s portrait of his brother Abram, who had Down syndrome and died of an unrelated illness in 1998.
I had the great pleasure of writing about my friend Jesse Ball, who is also one of my favorite writers, whose new book CENSUS deals with a subject that matters to me a great deal. https://goo.gl/x2Wxy2
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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