EMBRACE FEARLESSLY THE BURNING EARTH . . . is a quintessential Barry Lopez book. It is a clarion call to lovers of the earth, but one full of hope and optimism. This is exactly the kind of book we should all be reading right now. ...more
Jan Beatty discusses her new memoir, AMERICAN BASTARD.
Tags: Abuse, adoptee, adoption, Adrienne Rich, American Bastard, Anne Sexton, Barry Lopez, Betty Jean Lifton, Carlow University, Debra Gwartney, feminism, feminist, feminist poetry, freedom, genre, Home Ground, hybrid genre, Jan Beatty, Judith Vollmer, Julie Marie Wade, Kate Gale, Madwomen in the Attic, memoir, Nikki Moustaki, Patricia Dobler, Pittsburgh, poems, poetry, rape, Red Hen Press, Red Sugar, reproductive freedom, Roselia Asylum and Maternity Hospital, Satan Says, sexual violence, Sharon Olds, sylvia plath, University of Pittsburgh, vulnerability, West Virginia University, working class
Literary events in and around Portland this week!
Tags: Avery Gadling, Barry Lopez, Briana Grisby, Cheryl Strayed, Emily Montagno, Erica Ferencik, Franny Choi, Ian Carr, Jane Belinda, Jessica Yen, Julia Wohlstetter, Karen Russell, Kate Jayroe, Kishi Bashi, Laila Lalami, Luke Burbank, Nastashia Minto, Notable Portland, Portland, Rachel DeWoskin, Robert Lashley, Robert Macfarlane, w. kamau bell
Leslie Jamison discusses
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, understanding that every text is incomplete, and whether motherhood has changed her writing. ...more
Tags: AA, addiction, addicts, Alana Massey, alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous, All the Lives I Want, audience, Barry Lopez, Briallen Hopper, c-section, childbirth, Chuck Klosterman, David Foster Wallace, Denis Johnson, drugs, Flannery O'Connor, gender inequality, gender roles, Housekeeping, hybrid genre, infinite jest, Iowa City, Jean Rhys, Joan Didion, John Berryman, Leslie Jamison, Marilynne Robinson, mary gaitskill, memoir, motherhood, Raymond Carver, recovery, shame, shaming, Shirley Jackson, sober, sobriety, the empathy exams, The Lottery, The Recovering, The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, war on drugs
What makes this memoir so fine, so special, is not just the power of these brushes with death, but [O’Farrell’s] examination of them. ...more
Saturday 4/29: Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! Celebrations are happening at Greenlight Bookstore, Community Bookstore, Astoria Bookshop, and BookCulture. Queens Literary Festival. LIC Landing, 2 p.m., free. Juliet Escoria, Precious Okoyomon, David Eye, and Cecilia Pavon with Jacob Steinberg read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free. Brandon Brown and Cat Tyc join Segue Series. Zinc […]
Tags: Abukakar Adam Ibrahim, Alli Warren, Amy Butler, Amy Sara Carroll, Ariana Reines, Athena Farrokhzad, B.G. Firmani, Barry Lopez, Binyavanga Wainaina, Bradley Spinelli, Brady Huggett, Brandon Brown, Bryan Lowder, Cat Tyc, Cecilia Pavón, Charlie Freeman, D. Foy, Dagmawai Woubshet, Danniel Schoonebeek, Darin Strauss, David Eye, David Larsen, Diannely Antigua, Eiko Otake, eileen myles, Ellie Parker, Emma Horowitz, Emma Smith-Stevens, Frances Pritchett, Garrard Conley, Gerrard Conley, Gerry Howard, Hala Alyan, Hari Kunzru, Jacob Steinberg, James Capozzi, Jennifer Boylan, Jennifer Finney Boylan, jennifer pozner, Jenny Han, Jill Filipovic, Jim Freed, JM Francheteau, John Manuel Aria, Josh Emmons, Joy Ladin, JUlian Talamantez Brolaski, Juliet Escoria, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kanishk Tharoor, Kate Moore, Kerri Arsenault, Krupa Shandilya, Lauren Wein, Lawrence Block, Leslie Gable-Brett, Lily Trotta, Lina Mounzer, Lisa Ko, Lisa Marie Basile, Madhu Kaza, Malin Persson Giolito, Marc Matchak, Mary Boo Anderson, Minae Mizumura, Mona Eltahawy, Nahid Siamdoust, New York City, notable new york, Notable NYC, Oddny Eir, Owen Cornwall, Pamela Paul, paul rudnick, Paul Tran, Paula Cisewski, Precious Okoyomon, Rakesh Satyal, Sabrina Jones, Saeed Jones, Sarah Barmak, Taylor Johnson, Thomas Page McBee, Yahdon Israel, Yewande Omotoso
Robin MacArthur discusses her debut story collection
Half Wild, life in rural Vermont, and how narrative—and fiction—is key to reaching across what divides us. ...more
Tags: Barry Lopez, Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, Claire Vaye Watkins, David Jauss, Donald Trump, election 2016, empathy, farming, fiction, Half Wild, Hillary Clinton, interview, isolation, Jennifer Bowen Hicks, landscape, motherhood, mothers and daughters, Music, new york, On Pandering, parenting, Philadelphia, place, Politics, Racism, Red Heart the Ticker, Robin MacArthur, Rumpus Original, rural life, sexuality, short fiction, short stories, stories, The Rumpus Interview, Tigers of the New England Forest, tucson, Ty Gibbons, Vermont, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Washington Post, White Supremacy, windows, women writers, xenophobia