Finally, my interview with the luminous Cheryl Strayed, aka “Sugar,” is up at Bookslut!
Very fine piece too, this same issue of Bookslut, on Susan Sontag.
The latest installment of Literary Disco, the incorrigible Tod Goldberg’s latest three-way endeavor, is on the loose.
There are all kinds of reasons Mother’s Day can be loaded. Dead mothers. Bad mothers. Here’s another: the way the larger world resists accepting that some women simply don’t want or choose to become mothers. This piece on CNN.com seems to be striking a resonant note among a lot of women out there.
Is your grandfather or weird aunt having an attack of nostalgia for traditional marriage this week? You may want to be the annoying lefty relative that sends this link from Upworthy, humorously exploring what that phrase even means in the Bible.
Here’s something interesting: Bosnian-turned-Chicagoan, Aleksander Hemon, has been writer-in-residence over at the United Nations.
One of the coolest movers-and-shakers I know, Jennifer Nix, has a piece on finding meaning and reclaiming herself in poetry, after receiving a kidney transplant. This is a must-read, people.
Gary Percesepe interviews Jurgen Fauth, co-founder of Fictionaut, about his debut novel, Kino.
My once-and-future boss, Patty McNair, revisits a cool in-depth conversation I was honored to be a part of, among a group of international writers on her blog, in celebration of Short Story Month.
Next time you see Davis Schneiderman traipsing around AWP in an all-white Gimp outfit, reading aloud from a blank book, or putting old copies of the classics through a dunk tank, you’ll also know his secret tender underside . . . here he is on HuffPo, honoring his mother and his wife for Mother’s Day so sweetly that I dare you not to say “Awww.”