In our morning reading: new writing from Anne Valente, an interview with Joanne Ramos, and more.
When I first began writing fiction, I lived in a shared studio apartment two blocks from Forest Park in St. Louis, a single room where the sound of the city’s MetroLink train rattling by the window marked the day in half-hours. I’d grown up in St. Louis and attended college in St. Louis and was working at the St. Louis Art Museum. One day, while sitting at my cubicle through lunch, I decided to take a weekly night class in […]
Afternoon Bites: Isaac Fitzgerald on “Pen & Ink,” John Coltrane’s “Offering,” Anne Valente’s Playlist, Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler, and More
This afternoon: talking tattoos with Isaac Fitzgerald, thoughts on a John Coltrane live album, comics about abandoned spaces, a playlist from Anne Valente, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” Exquisite Corpse Fiction, Hemingway(s) in Cuba, Atwood on Le Guin, and More
Revisiting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Zadie Smith and Elif Batuman (among many others) contributed to an exquisite corpse short story, thoughts on Aphex Twin, and more.