A distressing article about censorship in Iran ends with an account of one writer, novelist Reza Ghassemi, who dodged the repressions of Ahmadinejad’s “cultural ministry” by issuing his latest novel in PDF format. In this he joins our own Bill Knott in committing works to digital packets instead of paper. Displaying an erect middle finger to the censors is only one virtue of this trend.
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2018, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs two programs: Arts & Culture and Global Affairs.