When Fatherhood Goes Bad
by Terese Svoboda
A real bonfire. A log, two logs, three, not kindling, a blaze roaring over the water lapping the pier, a place of red eyes in the dark, and crashing flaming collapse.
Men who are willing to think themselves boys stand around as if the fire can fix them, their hands hanging confused without unbent hangers skewered with marshmallow, and the men crying. Men like him, haggard with stuff men don’t want other men to know about.
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Sara Lippmann, reviews of books by Kay Dick and Jami Attenberg, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Jeannie Vanasco, thoughts on Ben Lerner’s new novel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Erika Swyler and Grace Talusan, music recommendations from J. Robbins, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Team Dresch, Peter Rock and Leni Zumas in conversation, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Han Kang’s new book, fiction from Terese Svoboda, and much more.
In our morning reading: new writing by Annie DeWitt and Kristen Arnett, the winners of the Lambda Literary Awards, and much more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Kristen Radtke, new writing from Alexander Chee, Maris Kreizman on her favorite books of the year, and more.