News:

Rebecca McClanahan Interview at The Rumpus

Date: September 21, 2020

Nearly twenty years ago, I read an essay that has always stayed with me. The writer is reading a copy of Denise Levertov’s Evening Train, which she has checked out from the […]

“Fourth Estate” by Ellen Meeropol

Date: September 21, 2020

I first saw the painting 30 years ago, when I walked into friends’ tenth floor apartment on Manhattan’s upper west side. My children immediately hurried to the large window, excited […]

Steve Almond Upcoming Workshops

Date: September 14, 2020

Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country is an exploration about a global problem with strong men and totalitarianism, Bad Stories, in a short lamentation by New […]

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Reviews:

High Skies

Date: August 31, 2020

Daugherty’s engrossing latest (after the collection American Originals) focuses on the small community of Midland, Tex., in the late 1950s as it reels from severe weather, Cold War paranoia, and school […]

Publishers Weekly Review: Unseen City by Amy Shearn

Date: August 19, 2020

Shearn’s luminous latest (after The Mermaid from Brooklyn) follows a self-avowed librarian spinster; a man researching the history of his father’s Crown Heights, Brooklyn, home; and the ghost of an orphaned […]

A Point of Change

Date: August 17, 2020

Aimee Liu’s Glorious Boy gives readers a portrait of a young mother and fledgling anthropologist caught in a remote outpost in the midst of World War Two. Two of Liu’s three previous […]

Each Story is a Kaleidoscope in ‘Boy Oh Boy’

Date: August 3, 2020

The stories in Boy Oh Boy by Zachary Doss are playful, surreal, sometimes dark, and always magical. This wonderful collection of inventive queer fabulist stories and flash fictions won the 2018 Grace […]

Past as Place in Subduction

Date: July 30, 2020

In Kristen Millares Young’s Subduction, one of the main characters, Peter, a member of the Makah tribe, talks about the past as a physical place that can hold you. In the […]

Human Touch: Sex & Taipei City by Yu-Han Chao

Date: July 29, 2020

The Taipei of Yu-Han Chao’s debut story collection Sex & Taipei City both bustles and glistens. It’s a city of industry and aspiration—skyscrapers and metro trains, prep schools and department stores. Yet […]

Review: Open the Dark by Marie Tozier

Date: July 27, 2020

Marie Tozier’s new book, Open the Dark, is a lyrical guide to the life in Northwest Alaska experienced by the Iñupiaq poet and her family. It touches on themes that can be […]

Poetry Book Review: Suitor by Joshua Rivkin

Date: July 20, 2020

In part one (titled “Suitors”) of Rivkin’s sharp debut, a long poem in sections cataloguing his mother’s appalling boyfriends, the speaker recalls one priceless specimen who, for Halloween, dressed as […]

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