In our afternoon reading: new writing by Hillary Leftwich, Jeff Jackson and Meghan Lamb in conversation, and more.
A lot of writers were in bands when they were young, but what about making music after you’ve published a few novels and are old enough for the romance of late night shows in dive bars to have dimmed? Is it something most people outgrow for a reason? A compulsion related to arrested development or midlife crisis? Or is performance intimately related to the act of writing in ways that are slow to reveal themselves?
Morning Bites: Jeff Jackson Interviewed, Maurice Broaddus on Writing, Tom Conaghan on Stories, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Jeff Jackson and Melissa Febos, looking back at Destroyer’s discography, and more.
Jeff Jackson is the author of Destroy All Monsters, a heady yet visceral take on rock music, violence, and the nature of communities. Jeff Jackson also plays music in Julian Calendar, a postpunk band whose music could also be described as heady yet visceral. Since 2017, the group has released 5 records, including 4 EPs in the Crimson Static series.As an admirer of Jackson’s work in both spheres, I reached out to him about discussing the evolution of his foray into music, and how it’s affected his writing.
Afternoon Bites: Laura van den Berg, Karolina Waclawiak Interviewed, Pandemic Literature, Sophie Mackintosh, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Laura van den Berg’s collection, an interview with Karolina Waclawiak, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing by Sarah Gerard, an interview with Slant 6, and more.
Morning Bites: Jeff Jackson Interviewed, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Jeff VanderMeer Revisited, Marguerite Duras, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Jeff Jackson, a review of Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s new album, and more.
Morning Bites: Lynda Barry’s Latest, John Crowley, David Leo Rice Interviewed, Mark Nelson, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Lynda Barry and John Crowley, Jeff Jackson and David Leo Rice in conversation, and more.