If the quality of books due out this February is any indication, 2023 could be an especially great year for literature. This month’s highly-anticipated (at least by us) new releases include formally inventive work, thrilling tales of obsession, and heartfelt looks at how communities respond to unsettling crises. Here are a few of the books we’re most excited about this month.
In our afternoon reading: poetry by José Olivarez, thoughts on Joe Pesci, and more.
In our morning reading: revisiting Angela Carter, an interview with José Olivarez, and more.
2018 brought with it a lot of great poetry. Some revisited older forms or older stories to create something vital and new, while others took bold risks with language in order to illuminate aspects of the present sociopolitical condition. Whether they were causing us to rethink the quotidian or leading us to unexpected places, here are some of our favorite examples of verse that emerged this year.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Jonathan Lethem, Julie Buntin on new books by Nico Walker and Lisa Locascio, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with José Olivarez and Haruki Murakami, poetry by sam sax, and more.