In our morning reading: fiction from Ted Chiang and Sarah McCarry, writers share their rituals, and more.
Max Porter’s Grief is the Thing with Feathers is a heartbreaking work that riffs off Emily Dickinson’s poem “‘Hope’ is the Thing with Feathers” emptying it of its signification, filling it with black feathers, cursing crows, and loss. What I find most fascinating about the book is the very thing I didn’t seem to care for when I began reading. He lays symbolic representation naked upon the page in such a way that the reader must struggle with the overt […]
Afternoon Bites: Juliet Escoria’s Playlist, “The Chris Gethard Show,” Noah Hawley Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Juliet Escoria, notable recent horror fiction, new writing from Max Porter, and much more.