Janice Lee discusses her new novel, IMAGINE A DEATH.
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Kate Gaskin discusses her debut collection, FOREVER WAR.
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Maybe this pandemic will make us a family. ...more
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Aimee Nezhukumatathil discusses her new book, WORLD OF WONDERS.
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A tour through Rumphius’ work is a masterclass in the poetry of the concrete noun. His shells bear names like Little Dream Horn, the Prince’s Funeral, Peasant Music and the Double Venus Harp. Atlas Obscura tells the story of Georg Everhard Rumphius (no relation), the blind botanist who applied poetry to science.
I look like springtime, everyone agrees. Soon I’ve added a pair of gloves, brand new, but stomped in the dirt for authenticity’s sake. ...more
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