Ralph Ellison

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The second installment of a thriving Maine literary journal

Volume Two of The New Guard literary review is 140 pages longer than its predecessor, as though its creators decided to demonstrate its growing relevance by gleefully stuffing it with more material.
Mixing old and New
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 24, 2012

More different than alike

In 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) as part of the New Deal’s Works Projects Administration (WPA).
Searching for national identity in State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 24, 2008

Lessons of the fall

The fall from grace of Ralph R. Papitto was remarkable in its speed and force.
The Papitto controversy reveals some ingrained truths about race and institutions
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 25, 2007