Mr. and Mrs. B

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Alexander Chee | Apology Magazine | Winter 2014 | 19 minutes (4,822 words)

This essay by novelist Alexander Chee first appeared in Apology magazine’s third issue (Winter 2014). Apology is a semiannual print journal of art, interviews and literature, created by ex-Vice editor-in-chief Jesse Pearson. The fourth issue is available for preorder. Our thanks to Alexander Chee and Apology for allowing us to reprint this essay here.

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How could you, my friends would ask, when I told them. How could you work for someone like him? Do you ever want to just pick up a knife and stab him in the neck? Poison his food?

You would be a hero, one friend said.

I did not want to stab him, and I did not want to poison him. From our first meeting, it was clear, he was in decline. And as for how could I, well, like…

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Chronic Fatigue Treatments not being researched aggressively enough

  Today’s fact:  11 trials in the last five years for chronic fatigue vs 80 in the last one year for multiple sclerosis.  (Source: –actually not even the main point of this article!
Not that the ms folks don’t deserve all that research, but this is why I spend so much time crazily trying to run studies on myself with my incredibly non-scientific, brain foggy brain.  All the time knowing I can’t fix this complex illness myself, but who am I to get help from when science barely looks at it?

Time to start sending letters, getting vocal.  It can’t be that hard to figure this out.  😣 

Btw: the research on Fibromyalgia (which includes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but also includes pain all over)  is undoubtedly even les than for Chronic Fatigue.

Who Was the Poet Frank Stanford?


Next week—with the release of What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanfordthe work of a brilliant, difficult, much-mythologized and little-known American poet will finally be widely available.

Frank Stanford’s short life was a study in contradictions: his childhood was divided between the privilege of an upper-crust Memphis family and summers deep in the Mississippi Delta; he was a backwoods outsider who maintained correspondence with poets ranging from Thomas Lux to Allen Ginsberg; and posthumously, he is both little-known and a cult figure in American letters. He was a “swamprat Rimbaud,” “one of the great voices of death,” and “sensitive, death-haunted, surreal, carnal, dirt-flecked and deeply Southern.” He shot himself in 1978, just shy of his 30th birthday. Reviewing the new collection for the New York Times, Dwight Garner wrote about the enigmatic nature of Stanford himself, as well as why his work has been so difficult to…

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