OUT 2: Jacques Rivette is Dead

By On February 13, 2016

By Jonty Tiplady Bowie, Rickman, Rivette. ‘We’re losing them all’, Masha Tupitsyn emails me, in one of those quick messages that accumulate like lightning dabs when someone disappears, when you are still checking,… Read More

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In My Tribe by Michael Van Kerckhove

By On February 12, 2016

I felt like part of a freak show. An amazingly brilliant freak show, even if I didn’t exactly fit the part. Yet. It’s October 1989, sophomore year, and I’m on my way… Read More

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Interview with Gint Aras, author of The Fugue

By On February 12, 2016

Gint Aras’s second novel The Fugue is an ambitious, 500-plus page saga about Eastern European families who settle in the Chicago suburb of Cicero following WWII. Both the musical and psychological meanings of… Read More


The Etymology of Love

By On February 12, 2016

Author’s note: The date and definition of each word is only the Oxford English Dictionary’s first known recording of the word’s use (in English). The purpose of this is to showcase how… Read More


There Is No Third Impact: Episode Five

By On February 11, 2016

This year at Entropy we’ll be rewatching the legendary Neon Genesis Evangelion. Join us on this tremendous journey through one of the best television series ever made. Intro Episode One Episode Two Episode Three… Read More

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David with the Head of Goliath

By On February 11, 2016

If I were to be incarcerated, I would send away for photocopied pieces of the Sistine Chapel from people who still cared about me. I’d get an outstretched arm from an aunt,… Read More


Disappearing Ink: On Loss, State Violence, and Literature

By On February 11, 2016

  1.) Each morning the newspaper contains a litany of personal tragedies. All death, even when it’s the result of a mass conflict or event, happens at a personal level. One of the… Read More


Wednesday Entropy Roundup

By On February 10, 2016

Feature image by @CurtRees via @snowmageddon Scott McClanahan is gonna be in a movie and here’s the trailer. Blake Butler appreciate Brian Evenson. (Vice, 2/5) Mari Kondo‘ing a book shelf (Book Riot,… Read More


Speaking At A Time by Amelia Díaz Ettinger

By On February 10, 2016

Speaking At A Time by Amelia Díaz Ettinger Red Bat Books, 2015 96 pages – Red Bat / Amazon   I did not expect to attend a reading by Amelia Díaz Ettinger in Salem,… Read More


Transitory Poetics: February 2016

By On February 10, 2016

Transitory Poetics  is a monthly review series by Toby Altman focused solely on current and upcoming chapbooks. You can read the introduction here.   This month, I looked at three very different chapbooks, each of which articulates a… Read More

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By On February 9, 2016

I want the press to have a sense of immediacy vital to a small-ish, specific contemporary reading audience that seeks literature with a what I call a visceral-mystical aesthetic—work that seeks a… Read More



By On February 9, 2016

I awoke with thoughts of escarole in my mind. Or, more precisely, Escarole in Brodo, a simple Italian soup made from chicken stock and escarole, which I had eaten many times decades… Read More


Birdwolf VI

By On February 9, 2016

Birdwolf is a new year-long project authored by the collective Entropy community. It is a collaborative online epic poem written by the Entropy community on a weekly basis. A different author will… Read More


The Birds: Left Behind: Avians of Louisiana

By On February 8, 2016

Passenger pigeon Thick as locusts, russet and gray fliers, “the birds poured in in countless multitudes.” Voracious migrants “wandering about,” eating, consuming everything, beechnuts, acorns, chestnuts. Blueberries, grapes, cherries, mulberries, poke berries,… Read More