Afternoon Bites: Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Venita Blackburn Fiction, Mdou Moctar, John Ashbery on Art, and More


The Guardian reviewed Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel’s novel The Gurugu Pledge.

Literary Hub has an excerpt from Venita Blackburn’s collection Black Jesus and Other Superheroes.

Josh Gondelman wrote about wedding vows for the New York Times.

Katy Otto talked with Coup Sauvage and the Snips for The Media.

At Pitchfork, thoughts on new music from Mdou Moctar.

Vulture revisited John Ashbery’s time as an art critic.

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