In our afternoon reading: exploring Thuận’s newly-translated novel, thoughts on literary communities, and more.
Chloe Caldwell is an essayist known for her bold personal essays, resonant pieces about love, longing, addiction, and attempting to find meaning in mundanity. Heidi Julavits once wrote, in a review of Caldwell’s 2016 collection I’ll Tell You in Person (Emily Books, 2016), “Chloe Caldwell has written the ideal ‘female companion book’ – meaning, while reading I’ll Tell You in Person, I felt like I had a female companion with me at all times.” Her inviting and unpretentious prose imbues a strong sense of warmth into all of her work, allowing the essays to read like an assortment of polished diary entries.
In our afternoon reading: talking writing with Matt Bell, a poem by Tracy K. Smith, and more.
Morning Bites: Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, Best Small Fictions Selections, Mark Lanegan Remembered, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Chloe Caldwell, psychedelic short fiction, and more.
Weekend Bites: Irene Solà’s Fiction, Alexander Chee on Writing, Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Irene Solà’s fiction, interviews with Alexander Chee and Melissa Chadburn, and more.
Morning Bites: Chloe Caldwell Nonfiction, Jim Ruland on Punk Photography, Jarboe Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by Chloe Caldwell, Jim Ruland delves into punk history, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Samantha Hunt and Kate Folk, an interview with Chloe Caldwell, and more.
April is upon us, and with it the prospect of something akin to spring and a host of memorable new books. A lot of poetry has caught our eye this month, as well as some long-awaited works of nonfiction. Not to be outdone, we’re also intrigued by some works of fiction that transform old stories into something new. Read on for a selection of what has our attention.