In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the writings of Mario Levrero, revisiting Kate Walbert’s short fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Leif Enger Interviewed, Chiwan Choi, George R.R. Martin Interviewed, Leonard Cohen, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Leif Enger, writing from Chiwan Choi and Devin Kelly, and more.
In our afternoon reading: talking with Shelley Jackson, new writing by Erica Dawson, and much more.
Morning Bites: Alexander Chee, Sophie Klahr Interviewed, Vannak Anan Prum, Mike Faloon’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Alexander Chee’s new book, an interview with Sophie Klahr, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Vincent Sardon’s Latest, William Melvin Kelly Revisited, David Burr Gerrard, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a book by Vincent Sardon, new fiction by David Burr Gerrard, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Nisi Shawl, Gabrielle Civil Interviewed, Dolores O’Riordan Remembered, Devin Kelly, and More
In our afternoon reading: Nisi Shawl on science fiction and music, interviews with Gabrielle Civil and Devin Kelly, and more.
In “Prayer for My Father’s Hands,” a standout poem from Devin Kelly’s second full-length collection, In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen, he writes “I want / to walk the long road of family as another means / of prayer, to believe in prayer as another word for crying. // Maybe to love another enough to touch them / is to risk cruelty or healing all the same.” Kelly’s collection is that long road, full of family, love, […]
Ubiquity is a hell of a thing. No two people will have the same narratives, pop culture references, or cultural mythologies dwelling in the back of their heads–but there are certain stories that are familiar enough to enough people that they’re ripe for retelling. Or, in some cases, they’re ripe for modification, for translation into another narrative, playing with readers’ expectations and knowledge of the source material. To cite a few examples, John Darnielle’s short novel Master of Reality used […]