Afternoon Bites: George Saunders’s Advice, Marie Chaix, Jac Jemc Interviewed, Mouth of the Architect’s Latest, and More


“Over and over again, Chaix reminds us that violence is inherent in the act of writing; it is a way of opening ourselves up, of making ourselves bleed afresh so that we can commune with mortality.” Sarah Gerard reviewed Marie Chaix’s The Summer of the Elder Tree for Bookforum.

George Saunders shares his advice to the graduate(s).

Jac Jemc chatted with Monkeybicycle.

Elisabeth Donnelly talks bats at The Paris Review.

If this Grayson Currin review is any indication, we need to check out the latest from Mouth of the Architect.

Flavorwire has some suggestions for poets you should be reading.

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