If we only had eyes to see

How many other humans are in the same room with you now? Two? Then next to you are two other universes, almost unimaginably different from yours. The exploration of those universes is more difficult and more important than the exploration of distant galaxies. Though the exploration of other human worlds is hard – and often … Read more

A World Horrific and Wonderous: On James Nulick’s “Lazy Eyes”

JULY 8, 2022 Children live closer to the ground and see truths adults cannot. — “The Mannequin” ¤ I HEARD RUMORS from others who had read advanced printouts of James Nulick’s new manuscript that it was, undoubtedly, a horror collection — an unexpected move for the refined literary dark horse. When questioned, Nulick claimed he … Read more

The Paris Review – New Eyes

Francisco de Zurbarán, Saint Lucy, 1625–1630; Francesco del Cossa, Saint Lucy1473. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Maybe you know this, if you’re Catholic or hang around in churches: in paintings of Saint Lucy, she’s usually holding a pair of eyes. In most cases they’re on a plate, like some sort of local … Read more