In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the work of John Ashbery and Kara Walker, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: Ben Lerner on Gerald Murnane, interviews with Janice Lee and Diamanda Galás, and more.
Morning Bites: Ben Lerner on John Berger, Phillip B. Williams Poetry, Stephen Graham Jones’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: the legacy of John Berger, new writing from Phillip B. Williams and Meredith Alling, and more.
June 2016 brings with it a host of eagerly anticipated books–everything from a history of the great Chicago space The Empty Bottle to new novels by longtime Vol.1 Brooklyn favorites Alexis M. Smith and Gabriel Blackwell. June also brings with it candid memoirs, debut novels, cosmic horror, and fictional takes on everything from South Africa’s recent history to the planet’s future. Here’s a look at some of the books that have caught our eye for the month to come.
Afternoon Bites: Frank Stanford, Eileen Myles and Ben Lerner, Alexandra Kleeman Nonfiction, Simenon Audio, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on two Frank Stanford collections, Eileen Myles and Ben Lerner in conversation, Floridian wolves, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Mohsin Hamid, David Cronenberg Interviewed, Ben Lerner and Silence, Prince in the 1980s, and More
In our Monday afternoon reading: notes on books by Mohsin Hamid, Kathy Acker, and Ben Lerner; thoughts on listening to Prince in the 1980s; an interview with David Cronenberg; and more.
Weekend Bites: “Belzhar” Reviewed, Elif Batuman on “Gone Girl,” Sean Michaels Interviewed, New Alexander Chee Fiction, and More
Thoughts on new fiction from Meg Wolitzer and a new album from Ex Hex, short stories from some excellent NYC-based writers, Elif Batuman on marriage and Gone Girl, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ben Lerner & Ariana Reines, Rebecca Solnit on Climate Change, Writers’ Marriages, Merritt Tierce, and More
Checking in with J Mascis, Ben Lerner and Ariana Reines in conversation, Jason Diamond on writers’ marriages, Merritt Tierce interviewed, and more.