Poet Kimiko Hahn discusses her new collection, FOREIGN BODIES.
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Tara Campbell discusses her new book, POLITICAL AF: A RAGE COLLECTION.
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Chanelle Benz discusses her debut novel, THE GONE DEAD.
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Joshua Clover discusses his book
Riot.Strike.Riot, mediating between individual agency and structural determination, and finding hope in student action. ...more
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Faith Adiele discusses what it means to be a good literary citizen, the importance of decolonizing travel writing, and how she wants to change the way Black stories are being told.
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To deny violence is to do it. Our surprise at Sandy Hook and Cold Springs and Columbine is a form of violence in its own right. ...more
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Terry McDonell talks about his new memoir
The Accidental Life and his career in the magazine business, which spans the beginning of New Journalism through the digital revolution. ...more
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My family was always political, but I have a love/hate relationship with politics. Today, I can feel the country swinging towards madness. And make no mistake, a country can go mad. It is familiar territory, exciting and threatening, seductive and fearful. It feels good; it does NOT feel good. Or, if I may coin a […]
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Eighty years ago, Wash Jones appeared as a minor character in William Faulkner’s masterpiece on American identity and self-invention, Absalom, Absalom! From a craft perspective Jones was put in for a purpose: to demonstrate the role that white working-class men played in maintaining white supremacy among the wealthiest people in America before the Civil War, […]
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I reached out to her, and she reached back. A hug I’ll never forget. ...more
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The sitting down to write, convincing myself that my voice matters, even though there are so many telling me that it doesn’t. ...more
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Desiree Cooper discusses her debut collection of flash fiction,
Know the Mother, what mother-writers need, and why motherhood is the only story she’s ever told. ...more
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