“I think about loss as echoes or circular structures.”
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Benjamin Garcia discusses his debut poetry collection, THROWN IN THE THROAT.
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Married authors Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund, both winners of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, discuss their craft, their process, and the way they negotiate the give and take involved in sharing a vocation.
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Past the break lies motherhood as I understand it: the rawest life that lifts and falls and crashes against beauty, and the eternal potential for heartbreak. ...more
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Sharon Oard Warner discusses her latest book,
Sophie’s House of Cards, Breaking Bad, how a sense of place informs fiction, and the Republican war on Planned Parenthood. ...more
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Albuquerque’s newest library won’t have any books. Instead, the new library will focus on agricultural seeds. Farmers can checkout seeds, plant them, and return new seeds after the harvest.
The Torres family learned how Christopher died from watching the news the next day. At a press conference, the department’s chief public-safety officer said that two officers had tried to arrest Christopher at home, but, when he resisted and grabbed a gun from one of them, the officers felt that their lives were in danger. […]
With the series finale of Breaking Bad drawing ever closer, we’re looking for new ways to get our drug-story fix. That’s why we were as excited as Aaron Paul on The Price Is Right to see Lauren Eggert-Crowe’s “Breaking Bad (and Beyond) Reading List” on the Millions. From Rudolfo Anaya’s Albuquerque: A Novel to Daniel Woodrell’s meth-centered Winter’s Bone, these books […]