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.
In our afternoon reading: essays by Jonathan Lethem and Tommy Pico, an excerpt from Jenny Hval’s newly-translated novel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by R. O. Kwon and Tommy Pico, new writing by Mairead Case, and more.
In our afternoon reading: exploring Philip Roth’s life and work, thoughts on Tommy Pico’s new book, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Tommy Pico, thoughts on the writings of Nalo Hopkinson and Bruno Schulz, and more.
The month of May has arrived. The temperature is rising, area plants are blossoming; all told, it’s moving from “read indoors by the fire” weather to “read outside in the park” weather. Which is serendipitous, as we have a couple of suggestions for your springtime reading to coincide with the start of the month. They range from insightful looks at music to boldly crafted fiction; there’s also a merman in there. Here’s a look at some of the books that […]
Last night, the winners of the 2018 Whiting Awards were announced–and among their number were a host of writers whose work we’ve admired for a while.
In our morning reading: checking in with Tommy Pico, thoughts on Steve Erickson’s most recent novel, and more.