“Moschovakis is in search of a way of presenting a woman’s life that is
not expressed solely through family and bonds with others—that rebuffs
inherited conventions while acknowledging that women are still labouring
their way through the mare’s nest chaotically erected b...
The western novel is an American literary tradition, and our guest
today, John Larison, has written one of the best ones in recent
memory. Whiskey When We’re Dry tells the story of teenaged Jessilyn
Harney, who when her father dies in the spring of 1885, dresses up like ...
"I feel like I can't tell one story about a giant mustard penis because it's
not about a mustard penis only, but about all of these incidents together, in
context, and through time." So begins the title story in Renee Simms's debut
short story collection, Meet Behind Mar...
How to make something vỡ, something broken, something shattered
beautiful? Cách làm cái gì đó vỡ, cái gì đó broken, cái gì
đó vụn tan rạng rỡ?
In Dao Strom’s collection of poetic fragments, You Will Always Be Someone
From Somewhere Else, translated by Ly Thuy Nguyen ...
On today’s show, our guest is Courtenay Hameister, Portland-based author of
the new book Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of
Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, in conversation with Gigi
Little, editor of City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portl...
One of Granta’s Best Young American novelists, Catherine Lacey, the Whiting
Award-winning author of The Answers, showcases her literary style in short
fiction with Certain American States, a collection of stories about ordinary
people seeking—and failing to find—the extr...
Who hasn't wondered where-aside from Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo-all the
women artists are? In many art books, they've been marginalized with cold
efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the
phrase "identity unknown" while each male...
Gregory Pardlo's father was a brilliant and charismatic man--a leading labor
organizer who presided over a happy suburban family of four. But when he
loses his job following the famous air traffic controllers' strike of 1981,
he succumbs to addiction and exhausts the fam...
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Emily Young talks to author Elizabeth Fournier about her new book The Green
Funeral expenses in the United States average more than $10,000. And every
year conventional funerals bury millions of tons of wood, concrete, and
metals, as well as millions o...