‘Heard Melodies’ is a column in which the untold stories of music history are explored in a new light. If you are interested in contributing your own perspective on music, pop culture, and society, please contact us at email@example.com.
No more can be written of Sappho without assuming a certain reality that may or may not have existed, and really this is the nature of her mythology. That every element of her music is music-less is part of the Sapphic music. That Sappho’s lyre will never produce a tone again, stimulates the continuity of her music, the listening for what can’t be heard.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has helped a weary nation through one of the bleakest winters in memory. So eat your heart out Shakespeare, revise that speech Churchill, frankly shut up Boris, it’s the queens of Series 2 that are giving me most to feel patriotic about in 2021.
The most valuable seven inches of polyvinyl chloride were pressed into shape over and over again in 1965 before the twenty-third of December, at a plant most likely somewhere in Detroit, Michigan.
Joshua Jones is a writer and the main literary-critic-in-residence at the Prague Writers’ Festival. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications, including Freedom, 3:AM, The Stinging Fly, and Literární.cz. His pamphlet Constructions is to be published in 2021 by Tall-Lighthouse.
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