In our morning reading: new music from saxophonist Kamasi Washington, essential new writing from Ta-Nehisi Coates, interviews with Jarboe and Karl Ove Knausgaard, new writing from Jacob Wren, and more.
Reading Jacob Wren‘s Polyamorous Love Song takes the reader into a densely-constructed series of narratives. Writers wrestle with the familiar, political radicals engage in shootouts with law enforcement, and intellectuals vanish into their own narratives. It’s dizzying stuff. I should probably also mention that the political radicals mentioned above are restless, gun-toting mascots; that such a concept can work as both absurdly funny and utterly terrifying is one of the strengths of Wren’s novel. In advance of Wren’s reading at McNally […]