In our weekend reading: an interview with Emma Straub, fiction by Mark Doten, and more.
The last time I spoke with Ted Hearne was in 2014; the subject was The Source, his collaboration with Mark Doten inspired by the work of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Now, Hearne has returned with a new album, Place — a collaboration with Saul Williams, in which Hearne addresses questions of gentrification in Brooklyn’s Ft. Greene neighborhood. It’s a work that involves countless vocalists, found audio, and a complex structure; it also involves moments of sublime beauty. I talked with Hearne about the genesis of Place and how he developed the themes contained within it.
Morning Bites: Nicole Dennis-Benn, Roky Erickson Revisited, Great First Sentences, Mark Doten, and More
In our morning reading: a conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn, Elle Nash on first sentences, and more.
Morning Bites: Mark Doten Interviewed, Josh Denslow, David Shields Interviewed, Janelle Brown, and More
In our morning reading: Mark Doten and Patrick Nathan in conversation, a review of Seth Fried’s new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Carson Vaughan, thoughts on Mark Doten’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Melissa Febos, Mark Doten Interviewed, Gordon Lish, T Kira Madden on Memoir, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Melissa Febos, interviews with Mark Doten and T Kira Madden, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Halle Butler, thoughts on Mark Doten’s new novel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Mark Doten and Kevin Killian, thoughts on a trio of Sun Ra reissues, and more.