Louisville, Kentucky writer Kyle Coma-Thompson’s second short story collection, A Night in the Sun is an assemblage of wildly diverse stories that range from the minimalist surrealism of “Story for Fire” to the angular, meditative historical narratives of “Spite & Malice.” Throughout, Coma-Thompson demonstrates a sensitivity to the economic and societal pressures that affect the characters in his stories. His latest is intended as a companion collection to his first, The Lucky Body. The title story of that first book was selected […]
Afternoon Bites: Leila Guerriero, Amber Sparks Interviewed, Ryan Gattis, Kyle Coma-Thompson Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at books by Leila Guerriero and Ryan Gattis, punk-infused jazz, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Colson Whitehead, Samuel R. Delany Fiction, Joanna Valente Poetry, D. Foy, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Colson Whitehead and D. Foy, writing from Joanna Valente and Samuel R. Delany, and more.
Our most anticipated reads for the month of July are a disparate bunch: there’s formally inventive fiction, in-depth explorations of beloved cultural phenomena, expansive looks at the evolution of a genre, and skewed looks at the past, present, and future. And there’s also a striking-looking graphic novel exploring the singular life of a cult musician. As the temperature gets higher and the range of outdoor activities grows, here are a number of reasons to carry a book with you as […]
In our afternoon reading: Kelly Link on Angela Carter, Sarah McCarry on Stacy Wakefield, interviews with Neil Gaiman and Mat Johnson, and more.
Morning Bites: New Chloe Caldwell Writing, Man Booker International Shortlist, Nina MacLaughlin Interviewed, People of the North, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Chloe Caldwell, new fiction from Kyle Coma-Thompson, an interview with Nina MacLaughlin, a review of People of the North’s new album, and more.
Morning Bites: Sofia Samatar, Claudia Rankine’s Editor on “Citizen,” Sleater-Kinney’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Sofia Samatar, an editorial look at Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, Allen Ginsberg talks LSD, Lindsay Zoladz on Sleater-Kinney, and more.
Europe Redux by Kyle Coma-Thompson There is a point when lives cease to be lives, when chronologies untwist like strands in a thread. Everything about a person, distilled posthumously down to a few solid facts; then in a few quick revisions, those facts fraying into a mess of probabilities and guesses. I should know, I’m speaking here from the revised present. Not the indisputable past. So say it is the future. That vanishing point in space-time where for hundreds of […]