In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Hala Alyan’s new book, interviews with T Kira Madden and Terrance Hayes, and more.
2018 brought with it a lot of great poetry. Some revisited older forms or older stories to create something vital and new, while others took bold risks with language in order to illuminate aspects of the present sociopolitical condition. Whether they were causing us to rethink the quotidian or leading us to unexpected places, here are some of our favorite examples of verse that emerged this year.
Afternoon Bites: Terrance Hayes Interviewed, Lauren Elkin, World Fantasy Award Finalists, Shelly Oria Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Terrance Hayes and Lauren Elkin, new writing by Shelly Oria, and more.
Afternoon Bites: A “Tiny Crimes” Playlist, R.O. Kwon, Terrance Hayes Interviewed, Gang Gang Dance, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist inspired by “Tiny Crimes,” a remembrance of Richard Swift, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Terrance Hayes’s Latest, Melissa Broder, Eve L. Ewing Poetry, Sayaka Murata, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Terrance Hayes and Sayaka Murata, an interview with Steve Almond, and more.