Topic: Classical Recurrences

August 15, 2012

The Baltimore Bohemians have completed their exhausting, invigorating, harrowing and awesome inaugural season, which means that Bohs co-chief Joe Tirabassi's season-long diary of the team is coming to an end as well. With a keg party, in the rain.

August 9, 2012

In the latest in our series of sports-inspired mixology, a drink inspired by a marathoner without a nation. Well, that and by the urge to drink something delicious and made primarily of vodka. By those two things.

July 12, 2012


It is the poet's job to provoke us to think, and feel, in new ways. It is the spammer's job to embed hyperlinks to bootleg headphones and running shoes in chunks of garbage prose. Here is where the two meet, on the battlefield of politics and prose. Or whatever.

July 9, 2012

Our latest installment of spam-inspired poetry deals with the problem of New York City's Penn Station, and offers a frankly unconvincing solution.

June 29, 2012

Our most recent installment in the Spam Poetics series relates to material privilege and bikini operation. And, as ever, to the power of absolute nonsense.

June 25, 2012

Today's spam poesy is perhaps the most ambitious entry in the field yet: a simultaneous inversion of and tribute to an especially avant-garde Oakley-spamming comment, repurposed here into a tribute to Classical favorites and official minor league soccer team, The Baltimore Bohemians. You're crazy for this one, Logan K. Young.

June 22, 2012

There are always more spam comments, which means that there is more poetry comprised of those spam comments. Today's poems come from the artist more widely known as @Classical_eBooks, and they are especially moving if you are into sneakers or despondent socialites or Nick Markakis.

December 13, 2011

We're going to be introducing a series of semi-regular-to-occasional series at The Classical over the next few weeks. The first of those, The Archetype, made its debut today. Here's what it is.