This morning: catching up with Lorrie Moore, new poetry from Matt Bell, thoughts on St. Vincent, Michael Heald on speed skating, and more.
From Competitive Running to Stephen Malkmus: An Interview with Michael Heald
The first time I’d heard anything about Perfect Day Publishing was due to a write-up of Lisa Wells’s essay collection Yeah. No. Totally. in the Portland Mercury. Intrigued, I ordered a copy of the book, which turned out to be one of my favorite books of 2011. Sometime after that, I made contact with Michael Heald, the man behind Perfect Day; we’ve remained in contact ever since. As it turns out, Heald is a fine writer in his own right, and his collection Goodbye […]
Afternoon Bites: Laurie Spiegel, Banks on Beethoven, The Year in YA, and More
Erik Hendriksen looks at Michael Heald’s Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension. And The Outlet has a report on its release party. The title essay debuted as a Sunday Story earlier this year. Remembering Sarah Kirsch of Fuel, Torches to Rome, and many other fantastic punk bands. Members of Q and Not U have returned as Paint Branch. The Atlantic Wire looks at the year in YA fiction. Simon Reynolds on Laurie Speigel. Eric Banks on The First Four Notes. Mari Ruti, interviewed at The Believer. […]