In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Alexis M. Smith, new nonfiction from Laina Dawes and Rosie Schaap, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amelia Gray Fiction, Writers’ Prince Tributes, Justin Tussing’s Playlist, Aaron Gilbreath on Moderation, and More
In our afternoon reading: new fiction from Amelia Gray, new nonfiction from Aaron Gilbreath, a fundraising campaign for a new Queens bookstore, and more.
Morning Bites: J Dilla and Jazz, Elif Batuman Nonfiction, Blake Butler on Brian Evenson’s Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: a look at J Dilla’s influence on jazz, new nonfiction from Elif Batuman and Haley Cunningham, and much more.
Poetry in Motion: The Day Phil Parma Died
I sometimes picture the peak of Northeast winters, from the season’s first snowfall until about late February, as a hearth beside which friends and family inevitably nest. You’d think you’d see less of these people in cruel weather, but I find it to be the opposite: we come together to huddle for warmth and get a bit fatter in dark and stormy conditions. Unlike me, the season’s cold rain caused Flaubert’s heart to “crumble into ruins”. But Flaubert seems to […]
Morning Bites: Lee Hazelwood, Debating “Nathaniel P.,” Literary Snobs, Ivan Vladislavic, and More
This morning: a playlist from Ivan Vladislavic, a taxonomy of literary snobs, when smart fiction prompts political debates, Lee Hazelwood, and more.