In our afternoon reading: interviews with Nabil Ayers and Kate Durbin, George Saunders on film, and more.
In our weekend reading: an excerpt from Dash Shaw’s new book, interviews with Gene Kwak and Marissa Nadler, and more.
Hoarders, newly out with Wave Books, is writer/artist Kate Durbin’s third book of poetry. Titled after the reality television show of the same name, each poem brings to life a person and their attachments—from sketches of naked women to rotting food to VHS tapes to clothes to cats. Here, Durbin lays bare the American Dream as nightmare, and the links between trauma and capitalism, not turning away from the darker aspects of hoarding. But the book illuminates a new kind of aliveness as well, an unusual way of thinking about objects, and a sense of humanity that is beautifully complex.
Morning Bites: Daphne A. Brooks and Hanif Abdurraqib, Kate Durbin Interviewed, Claire Rousay, Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Daphne A. Brooks and Hanif Abdurraqib in conversation, exploring the music of Claire Rousay, and more.
Morning Bites: Isabel Yap Interviewed, Kate Durbin, Literary Biographies, Rudimentary Peni, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Isabel Yap, thoughts on literary biographies, and more.