In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Lee Durkee and Genevieve Hudson, an interview with Brandon Taylor, and more.
Morning Bites: Chelsea Hodson Interviewed, Melissa Febos Nonfiction, Lauren Elkin, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Chelsea Hodson, new writing by Melissa Febos and Kait Heacock, and more.
Morning Bites: Jan Morris Interviewed, Alex Lemon, British Fantasy Award Winners, Carmen Maria Machado, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Jan Morris and Kait Heacock, thoughts on books by Alex Lemon and Carmen Maria Machado, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting Julius Eastman, Kristen Radtke, Elizabeth Crane Nonfiction, Kait Heacock, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the music of Julius Eastman, essays by Elizabeth Crane and Kait Heacock, and more.
“I Want To Do My Part To Add To the Canon”: Kait Heacock on Short Fiction, Raymond Carver, and the Pacific Northwest
Siblings and Other Disappointments, the debut collection from Kait Heacock, abounds with memorably flawed characters making their way through life in a series of towns in the Pacific Northwest. Some are still reeling after the effects of trauma; others find that their quotidian routines have been challenged, or that they must rethink a relationship that had been central to their lives. (Also of note: her story “Upstairs” was first published here in 2013; she’s also contributed several essays to the […]
Afternoon Bites: Kait Heacock on the Northwest, Bud Smith, Ottessa Moshfegh’s Latest, Gregor Hens, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Kait Heacock and Roxane Gay, reviews of books by Ottessa Moshfegh and Gregor Hens, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kait Heacock Interviewed, Mat Johnson and Samuel Sattin on Comics and Prose, Tony Trigilio, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking short fiction with Kait Heacock, talking comics and prose with Samuel Sattin and Mat Johnson, and more.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Titles
I chose this title for a reason. For non-Raymond Carver fans, the “What We Talk About” likely sounds familiar. It is an oft-copied phrase, from Nathan Englander’s 2012 short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank to the number of recent headlines covering everything from gun control to GMOs. For readers of Carver’s 1981 story collection, this article’s title has hopefully provoked a response, even if it’s ire over another turn of this well-worn phrase. […]