In our weekend reading: interviews with Sam Lipsyte, reviews of books by Kristen Roupenian and William Boyle, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Samuel R. Delany, Morgan Jerkins Nonfiction, Michael J. Seidlinger’s Latest, Dark Blue, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Samuel R. Delany, new writing by Morgan Jerkins and Jason Diamond, and more.
Morning Bites: Jean Toomer Revisited, Keith Rowe, Hanif Abdurraqib Nonfiction, Matthew Quirk, and More
In our morning reading: exploring the writings of Jean Toomer, new essays by Hanif Abdurraqib and Elisabeth Donnelly, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Samanta Schweblin, Carmen Maria Machado Interviewed, Eugene Lim Fiction, Dani Shapiro, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Samanta Schweblin and Carmen Maria Machado, thoughts on the new Pedro the Lion album, and more.
Astralingua, the duo of Joseph Andrew Thompson and Anne Rose Thompson, recently released their new album Safe Passage. It’s a musically and lyrically lush work, bringing in everything from nuanced arrangements to a William Blake-inspired song, and its expansiveness makes for a wholly immersive listening experience. We talked with Joseph via email about the process of making the album, turning William Blake into music, and more.
Morning Bites: Esmé Weijun Wang, Julie Doucet Interviewed, hilip K. Dick Award Nominees, Donald Quist, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Esmé Weijun Wang, notes on books by Donald Quist and Mike Faloon, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mitchell S. Jackson, Sally Wen Mao’s Poetry, Debra Di Blasi Interviewed, Virginia Woolf, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Mitchell S. Jackson’s new book, notable poetry for the new year, new writing from Jeff Jackson, and more.
by Joshua James Amberson
In fourth grade, my aging teacher’s neat handwriting began to morph into a series of arcane, jumbled symbols, their formerly straight lines and perfect circles turning wavy and uneven. I wondered if Mr. Youngren was getting shaky as time went by, or if it was an issue with the chalk, or even the board itself. My confusion continued for weeks, maybe even months, unable to interpret the words in front of me and not understanding why.