In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the adaptation of “The Underground Railroad,” fiction by Gary Budden, and more.
Well, it’s May. The last two weeks have brought to mind both winter and summer; evidently, spring this year is going for more of a median than an actual season. Much like that fluctuation, May brings with it a wide-ranging cohort of books, encompassing everything from bold travelogues to surreal comics. What are we excited about reading this month? Here are a few of the books that caught our eye.
Morning Bites: Daphne A. Brooks and Hanif Abdurraqib, Kate Durbin Interviewed, Claire Rousay, Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Daphne A. Brooks and Hanif Abdurraqib in conversation, exploring the music of Claire Rousay, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Porochista Khakpour on Nazik al-Mala’ika, Elissa Washuta Interviewed, Lauren Oyler’s Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring the poetry of Nazik al-Mala’ika, an interview with Elissa Washuta, and more.
In our morning reading: exploring Alison Bechdel’s new book, writing by Elle Nash, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Louise’s Latest, Alan Moore’s Upcoming Fiction, Kaoru Takamura’s Epic, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Sarah Louise’s new album, forthcoming books from Alan Moore, and more. (No pun intended.)
Morning Bites: Helen Oyeyemi, Elissa Washuta’s Essays, Jon Lindsey, Brandon Taylor on Writing, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Helen Oyeyemi and Jon Lindsey, Brandon Taylor on writing, and more.
by K. W. Holland
As far as frogs go, it’s pretty big. Like the size of my fist if I used it to punch a brick wall. Swollen.
“Jimmy?” it croaks. Jimmy is my name. It wants me to pick it up. “Jimmy?”
From its mouth, my name sounds like something bubbling out of a swamp.