Posts Tagged: Jeff VanderMeer

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Gabrielle Calvocoressi

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Gabrielle Calvocoressi discusses her new collection Rocket Fantastic, the fluid nature of gender, and the reader as collaborator with the text.

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Notable NYC: 6/24–6/30

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Saturday 6/24: Juan Martinez, Jimin Han, and Paul Cohen celebrate debut fiction. Spoonbill & Sugartown, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 6/25: Rob Hill, Omotara James, Meghan E.B. Lin, and Phil Demise Smith celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Newtown Literary. Socrates Sculpture Park, 4 p.m., free.

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/15–5/21

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Monday 5/15: Bianca Bosker discusses and signs Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 5/16: Brown Paper Press and Peter Gajdics celebrates the release of his new memoir, The Inheritance of Shame. 7 p.m. at Fingerprints.

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Notable Portland: 5/11–5/17

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Thursday 5/11: The Writers in the Schools program at Grant High School hosts a student reading to share their semester of work. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free. Jeff VanderMeer, author of Southern Reach Trilogy, reads from his new book, Borne, a story about two humans and two creatures. VanderMeer will be joined in conversation by […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 4/23–4/29

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Sunday 4/23: Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrator Claudia McGehee, and stream-hunter Mike Osterholm will present their beautiful new picture book Creekfinding. There will also be a signing and reception with refreshments. Red Balloon Bookshop, 3 p.m., free. Monday 4/24: Poet Chris Santiago will be reading from his collection Tula to celebrate National Poetry Month. Maple Grove Library, 6:30 p.m., free. Tuesday 4/25: Join Excelsior Bay […]

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The Life and Times of Black Clock Magazine

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The legendary Black Clock has been retired. At Lit Hub, novelist Bruce Bauman, author most recently of Broken Sleep, recounts the magazine’s history in a conversation with Jeff VanderMeer: From the very beginning when Jon Wagner had hired Steve to start the magazine, it was clear the vison, the content—all final decisions would be Steve’s. I was […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Sometimes, literary magazines fold. It happens all the time because of funding, or manpower, or editorial differences. Usually, print back issues remain for sale and online content is preserved indefinitely, or at least until someone forgets to renew the domain. But this does not seem to be the case with Black Clock, the respected literary […]

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A Better Look at Science Fiction

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In an excerpt from the introduction to their new book The Big Book of Science Fiction, Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer explore what they identify as the three strains of science fiction (via the works of Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, and H. G. Wells) and what these categorizations say about our understanding of writing on the future.

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Vernon Reid Digs James Baldwin

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At Esquire, sci-fi author Jeff VanderMeer and Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid discuss genre fiction, and how one art form can inspire another. Reid says: Fiction has always evoked pictures and provoked ideas and sounds in my mind. James Baldwin, who was a powerful writer of fiction and non-fiction was a haunted witness of American dysfunction. […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Jeff VanderMeer

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Jeff VanderMeer discusses the environment, his childhood, and the conception and conclusion of his Southern Reach Trilogy.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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As the story goes, nearly 100 years ago a group of Surrealist artists gathered together and put a new spin on an old parlor game called Consequences. The meeting resulted in their collective authorship of this phrase: “The/ exquisite/ corpse/ will/ drink/ the/ young/ wine.” Now familiar to many writers by the name of “Exquisite […]

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The Undefinable Genre Of Science Fantasy

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“Felicino: I thought writers were the least reliable guys when it comes to define what they’re writing. And most of them don’t really care. Gio: Well, as a reader and a writer, I care. Let’s see what they say out there. You know the famous definition: ‘Science Fiction makes the improbable possible while Fantasy makes […]

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