Here are a few noteworthy sites that feed the mind, tickle the imagination, and untangle your soul…


Troy’s Work Table  Poet & chalk artist extraordinaire Troy Kehm-Goins serves up poetry, thoughts on Melville, and sidewalk drawings of Chthonic critters and ambidextrous octupi.


Erik Lundegaard  Movie reviews, analysis of box office statistics, caustic commentary on politics, and some good old fashioned hatred of our common nemesis, The New York Yankees.


Kelly Morse  A talented poet and translator living in Wisconsin, whose first chapbook, Heavy Light is now available from Two Cups Press.


The Translated World  Andreas Pohl was born in Germany, grew up in Australia, and now resides in Hanoi. Here he reviews literature from across the globe translated into English


Public Domain Review A quirky, thoughtfully-curated tour of the wonders available absolutely free in the public domain: from medieval illustrations to obscure e-books.


3 Quarks Daily  One of my favorite stops on the interwebs–a carefully edited collection of articles on contemporary thought– everything from particle physics to performance art. A team of in-house bloggers writes exclusive essays each Monday.


Asymptote Journal  An always fascinating source of new writing in translation–fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and interviews.


The New Inquiry  Bold, always fresh online literary magazine in Brooklyn that works hard to cross boundaries of race, gender, and culture.


The Dark Mountain Project  Art, essays, and brilliant writing from authors who acknowledge that the earth is in severe ecological crisis and that human civilization as it exists today is unsustainable.


Indie Bound  Support your local independent bookseller!


Le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature   The best little museum in Paris: a wonder-laden cabinet of curiosities jam-packed with creepy taxidermy, fabulous furniture, cat paintings, avuncular guides, and blunderbusses.


Nietzsche Haus  A welcoming museum, library, and scholarly retreat in Sils-Maria Switzerland located in the house where philosopher Friederich Nietzsche spent his summers and wrote his greatest works.


Geneva Writers Group  A great resource for writers working in English in and near Geneva Switzerland. GWG offers workshops, critique groups, and editor mentors–as well as publishing Offshoots, a bi-annual literary collection, and hosting the The Geneva Writers Conference.