In our afternoon reading: talking books with Ishmael Reed, talking loneliness with Kristen Radtke, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Tommy Pico, Great Music Books, Ezra Koening Interviewed, Jeff VanderMeer, and More
In our afternoon reading: Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Tommy Pico in conversation, a review of Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Andre Perry, Yayoi Kusama’s Balloon, Tommy Pico’s Latest, Ishmael Reed Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: an essay from Andre Perry, thoughts on books by Tommy Pico and Kim Sherwood, and more.
Morning Bites: Dexter Palmer, Tommy Pico’s Latest, William Basinski, Revisiting Mark Fisher, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on new books by Dexter Palmer and Tommy Pico, new music from Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and more.
Well, it’s November, and the days are growing shorter and shorter. (Assuming you’re in the northern hemisphere, at least.) We’d say that this group of books are an array of doorstoppers, suitable for curling up by the fire, but that’s not entirely true; most of these books are quite trim, in fact. They do represent a wide array of styles, however: from comic novels to incisive cultural studies; from surreal fiction in translation to candid usage of the essay form. Here are a few of the November books we’re most excited about.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Rose Etter, Toni Morrison and Music, SFC Literary Prize Shortlist, David Berman Remembered, and More
In our afternoon reading: Sarah Rose Etter and Tommy Pico in conversation, thoughts on Toni Morrison and music, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Flying Lotus and Tommy Pico, thoughts on the fiction of Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, 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.