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.
Afternoon Bites: Jonathan Lethem on Conspiracies, Nisi Shawl Nonfiction, Tommy Pico, Jenny Hval’s Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: essays by Jonathan Lethem and Tommy Pico, an excerpt from Jenny Hval’s newly-translated novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: R. O. Kwon, Mairead Case on The Ramones, Geneviève Castrée, A.M. Homes’s Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by R. O. Kwon and Tommy Pico, new writing by Mairead Case, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Philip Roth, Tommy Pico’s Latest, Masha Gessen Interviewed, Courtney Barnett, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring Philip Roth’s life and work, thoughts on Tommy Pico’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Tommy Pico Interviewed, Nalo Hopkinson Revisited, Bruno Schulz, Joshua Wheeler’s Latest, 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.