BABAK LAKGHOMI is the author of Floating Notes (Tyrant Books, 2018). His fiction has appeared or forthcoming in NOON, Ninth Letter, New York Tyrant, and Green Mountains Review, among other places. Babak currently lives and writes in Hamilton, Ontario.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Kate Wyer, thoughts on the new Sufjan Stevens album, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing by Elissa Washuta, a look inside Books Are Magic, and much more.
In our morning reading: the story of a Charles Mingus live album, a playlist from Elisa Gabbert, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on translation and narrative, reviews of books by Noémi Lefebvre and Machado de Assis, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Deborah Levy and Gunnhild Øyehaug, an interview with R. O. Kwon, and more.
Saturn Return is a hell of a thing. The 6th planet in our solar system takes just short of thirty years to blink through our night sky into the same position it occupied before. We are born wherever Saturn lives in our constellations and thirty years later they say we are born again. Saturn the fathergod of the Olympians, who Zeus took out himself, is usually depicted with a scythe in hand. As soon as an identity settles, Saturn returns […]
Cue July; cue the heat. Maybe your preferred method for dealing with high temperatures and the ever-present sun is to hole up somewhere with abundant air conditioning; perhaps you’re opting for the beach or a park, the better to savor the distinctive weather of the season. Either way, they’re spaces that lend themselves to reading, and we have some recommendations the month that looms ahead, from musical histories to unsettling fiction in translation.