In our morning reading: interviews with Kevin Brockmeier and Kate Zambreno, an excerpt from Danielle Henderson’s memoir, and more.
Afternoon Bites: JY Yang, Noah Cicero Interviewed, Anne Valente, Sarah Blakley-Cartwright on Dogs, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring the fiction of JY Yang, interviews with Noah Cicero and Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, and more.
Morning Bites: Anne Valente on Music, Joanne Ramos Interviewed, Casey Cep, Revisiting Oakley Hall, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Anne Valente, an interview with Joanne Ramos, and more.
Writing the Midwest
When I first began writing fiction, I lived in a shared studio apartment two blocks from Forest Park in St. Louis, a single room where the sound of the city’s MetroLink train rattling by the window marked the day in half-hours. I’d grown up in St. Louis and attended college in St. Louis and was working at the St. Louis Art Museum. One day, while sitting at my cubicle through lunch, I decided to take a weekly night class in […]
Afternoon Bites: Isaac Fitzgerald on “Pen & Ink,” John Coltrane’s “Offering,” Anne Valente’s Playlist, Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler, and More
This afternoon: talking tattoos with Isaac Fitzgerald, thoughts on a John Coltrane live album, comics about abandoned spaces, a playlist from Anne Valente, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” Exquisite Corpse Fiction, Hemingway(s) in Cuba, Atwood on Le Guin, and More
Revisiting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Zadie Smith and Elif Batuman (among many others) contributed to an exquisite corpse short story, thoughts on Aphex Twin, and more.