In our weekend reading: new writing by Lydia Kiesling, revisiting a J Dilla album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Blake Butler, Katy Simpson Smith Interviewed, Thurston Moore, Gina Tron on Poetry, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Blake Butler’s new novel, an interview with Gina Tron, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Gerard Interviewed, Firecracker Awards Winners, Albert Ayler Reissued, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Sarah Gerard, the Firecracker Award winners, and more.
Morning Bites: Corinne Manning Interviewed, Hillary Leftwich, Revisiting Hervé Guibert, Jenny Zhang, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Corinne Manning and Jenny Zhang, a look at the writings of Hervé Guibert, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tina May Hall, Hillary Leftwich Fiction, Ilana Masad, Scritti Politti Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Tina May Hall and Ilana Masad, an interview with Jenny Offill, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Jami Attenberg and Ben Lerner, an interview with Sarah Read, and more.
Hillary Leftwich has a knack for titles. Her new collection has arguably the best one I’ve encountered this year: Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock. In it, she combines surreal fiction, sharply-composed poetry, and taut nonfiction into an unpredictable and compelling whole. In addition to her book, she’s also the person behind the reading series At the Inkwell Denver; in other words, Leftwich is someone who can approach literature from many sides. I talked with her via email about the range of work in her collection, literary kindred spirits, and her handling of class.
Weekend Bites: Jeannie Vanasco, Hillary Leftwich Interviewed, Saeed Jones’s Memoir, Jeff Jackson on Thomas Bernhard, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Jeannie Vanasco and Hillary Leftwich, thoughts on books by Saeed Jones and Thomas Bernhard, and more.