The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
In our morning reading: some John Steinbeck news, the Kirkus Prize winners, and more.
In our afternoon reading: delving into Lynda Barry’s work, interviews with Sara Lippmann and Grant Wamack, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Circuit Des Yeux and Claire Rousay in conversation, an interview with Alan Moore, and more.
We’re going to go with “esoteric” as our lead description of October’s literary offerings. From transformative poetry to literary history to innovative fiction, we have a number of bases covered here. The weather might be taking a turn for the autumnal, but these ten books are worthy reading in all seasons.
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Kristen Arnett, literary cocktail recipes, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Sara Lippmann, the winners of this year’s Ignyte Awards, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Maud Newton, interviews with Kim Fu and John Elizabeth Stinzi, and more.