|John Ashbery reading from his poetry, 2014.|
It has a modest ambition, to reunite science and art.
One of the articles on its site is a critique of fiction in the The New Yorker (yes, The New Yorker) over the years.
I realized that I, too, look eagerly for the nonfiction pieces and have been often disappointed in the fiction. Dactyl Foundation contributions attempt to look fundamental questions like this in the eye. It is unsparing in its anger at mediocre and half-hearted fiction. It is a fierce website.
One of their contributors has posted a poetic appreciation of the late John Ashbery, who was a close neighbor of ours in Chelsea, New York, and from time to time a good friend. Here is the tribute: http://dactylfoundation.org/?p=4104.