There is pleasure in being seen and there is pleasure in disappearing. Wade in to the swamp, pull out a book, wipe off the slime and sit on the edge to become invisible. ...more
Janice Lee discusses her new novel, IMAGINE A DEATH.
Tags: american literature, animals, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Anna Tsing, apocalypses, apocalyptic, Bayo Akomolafe, Brenda Iijima, Charles Foster, climate change, colonialism, Craft in the Real World, desert, ecofiction, entropy, experimental, experimental fiction, ghosts, han, Imagine a Death, inherited trauma, janice lee, labels, László Krasznahorkai, los angeles, Matthew Salesses, meditation, Melissa Matthewson, natural world, nature, plants, Portland, privilege, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Separation Anxiety, setting, The Accomplices, The Mushroom at the End of the World, The Sky Isn't Blue, trauma
Kendra DeColo discusses her new collection, I AM NOT TRYING TO HIDE MY HUNGERS FROM THE WORLD.
Tags: 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write, Against Memoir, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Alicia Jo Rabins, Ann Powers, Aracelis Girmay, BOA Editions, Braiding Sweetgrass, Camille Dungy, collaboration, COVID-19, desire, Eleanor Davis, Erika Meitner, Franny Choi, Guidebook to Relative Strangers, Hanif Abdurraqib, I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, Italo Calvino, Jeffrey McDaniel, Jessica Hopper, Josè Olivarez, Julio Cortazar, Keith Leonard, Kendra DeColo, Last Evenings on Earth, LGBTQ, Mark Sandman, Michelle Tea, motherhood, mothering, mothers, Music, My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, nostalgia, pandemic, patrick rosal, poems, poetry, pop culture, postpartum depression, ppd, Preeti Vangani, Provincetown, queer, Revolutionary Mothering, Roberto Bolaño, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sarah Ruhl, sexuality, Stanley Kunitz, teaching, teaching writing, Thieves in the Afterlife, Tina Chang, Tyler Mills, Yusef Komunyakaa
Jessica Lind Peterson shares a reading list to celebrate SOUND LIKE TRAPPED THUNDER.
Tags: A. Kendra Greene, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Amy Leach, Angela Pelster, Braiding Sweetgrass, Derick Lugo, H is for Hawk, helen macdonald, J. Drew Lanham, Jessica Lind Peterson, Kazim Ali, Limber, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Seneca Review, Silver Road, Sound Like Trapped Thunder, The Home Place, The Museum of Whales You Will Never See, The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, Things That Are, What to Read When, World of Wonders
Aimee Nezhukumatathil discusses her new book, WORLD OF WONDERS.
Tags: Adam Willems, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, animals, Asian American, Braiding Sweetgrass, Brian Doyle, carlos bulosan, Children and Other Wild Animals, collective trauma, creative nonfiction, displacement, Dustin Parsons, ecology, environmental crisis, environmental writing, environmentalism, essay collection, Fumi Nakamura, historical trauma, India, Kamala Das, Kiese Laymon, Malayalam, Milkweed Editions, natural world, nature, nature writing, nonfiction, Philippines, plants, poetry, Rabindranath Tagore, rachel carson, Racism, representation, Robin Wall Kimmerer, sexism, Social Media, Tagalog, teaching, teaching writing, The Philippines
Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!
Tags: A Girl Is a Body of Water, A House Is a Body, Adam Wilson, Alice Randall, Alison Stine, Alisson Wood, Ann Goldstein, Anodyne, Arrow, Asako Serizawa, Be Holding, Being Lolita, Belabored, Benjamin Garcia, Bestiary, Beth Alvarado, Black Bottom Saints, Braiding Sweetgrass, Caoilinn Hughes, Cardinal, Catherine Adel West, Christa Parravani, Christina MacSweeney, colin dickey, Crooked Hallelujah, Crushing It, Daniel Saldana Paris, danielle evans, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Death Desire and Other Destinations, Destiny O. Birdsong, diane cook, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, elena ferrante, Elisa Gabbert, Entitled, Exposition, Finna, Girls Against God, Hafizah Geter, helen macdonald, Hinge, hysteria, Inconvenient Daughter, inheritance, Inheritors, Inventory of Losses, Jackie Smith, Jasmine Guillory, jason diamond, Jean Kyoung Frazier, Jean-Claude Grumberg, Jennifer Givhan, Jennifer L. Knox, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Jenny Hval, Jessica Gross, Jillian in the Borderlands, Jubilee, Judith Schalansky, K Ming Chang, Kate Manne, Keep Moving, Kelli Jo Ford, Khadijah Queen, Kimberly Grey, Lauren J. Sharkey, Leigh Stein, Loved and Wanted, Luster, lyz lenz, Maggie Smith, Matthew Salesses, Mattilda B. Sycamore, mattilda bernstein sycamore, Melissa Faliveno, Molly Spencer, Morgan Jerkins, Nate Marshall, Nathalie Leger, Negotiations, Party of Two, Pizza Girl, Ramifications, Raven Leilani, Road Out of Winter, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Rosalie Knecht, ross gay, Ruth Saxton, Saving Ruby King, Self Care, Sensation Machines, Shayla Lawson, Shruti Swamy, Sumita Chakraborty, Systems for the Future of Feeling, Tara Isabel Zambrano, Taylor Johnson, That Was Now This Is Then, The Book of Old Ladies, The Freezer Door, The Lying Life of Adults, The Most Precious of Cargoes, The New Wilderness, The Office of Historical Corrections, The Sprawl, The Unidentified, The Unreality of Memory, The Wild Laughter, Thea Matthews, This Is Major, Thrown in the Throat, Tomboyland, Torrin A. Greathouse, Tyree Daye, Un-American, Unearth [The Flowers], Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery, Vesper Flights, Vijay Seshadri, Wandering in Strange Lands, What to Read When, Winter Counts, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound
Contributors to A MAP IS ONLY ONE STORY share reading recommendations.
Tags: A Map Is Only One Story, A Particular Kind of Black Man, Ahmed Ali, Anger Is a Gift, audre lorde, Bix Gabriel, Braiding Sweetgrass, BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, catapult, cherrie moraga, Cinelle Barnes, Fatimah Asghar, Frying Plantain, gloria anzaldua, grace talusan, Harmless Like You, If They Come for Us, jennifer s. cheng, Kamna Muddagouni, Kenechi Uzor, Kevin Coval, Krystal Sital, Mark Oshiro, Mensah Demary, Min Jin Lee, Miriam Toews, Nadia Owusu, Nate Marshall, Nicole Chung, niina pollari, Nina Li Coomes, Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Pachinko, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Sharine Taylor, Shing Yin Khor, Sister Outsider, Soraya Membreno, Stephanie Wong Ken, Sula, The Body Papers, This Bridge Called My Back, Toni Morrison, Tope Folarin, Twilight in Delhi, Victoria Blanco, What to Read When, Women Talking, Zalika Reid-Benta
The 2019 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!
Tags: A Sportsman’s Sketches, A. B. Young, Bhanu Kapil, Bobcat, Braiding Sweetgrass, catapult, César Aira, Doug Henderson, Enyeribe Ibegwam, Erin Singer, Haruki Murakami, Housekeeping, How I Became a Nun, Incubation: A Space For Monsters, Ivan Turgenev, Jade Jones, Jesmyn Ward, JP Infante, Junot Diaz, Kelsey Peterson, Laura Freudig, Marcel Proust, marilyn robinson, PEN America, PEN America Best Debut Short Stories, Pingmei Lan, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Rebecca Lee, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sarah Curry, Sing Unburied Sing, Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory, Sputnik Sweetheart, swann's way, Tamiko Beyer, What to Read When
Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week!
Tags: Alexs Pate, Allison Coffelt, Anais Deal-Marquez, Caitlin Bailey, Carolyn Holbrook, Chaun Webster, Chris Mackenzie Jones, D. Allen, Danez Smith, Donte Collins, Ed Bok Lee, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Fatimah Asghar, Frederick Backman, Gretchen Marquette, Heid E. Erdrich, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Jason Labbe, Jeannie Retelle, Jeannine Ouellette, Jeff R. Lonto, John Jodzio, Kathryn Haddad, Kevin J. McNamara, Lee-Ann Roripaugh, Louisa Gilder, marlon james, Mary Sharratt, minneapolis, Notable Twin Cities, Patrick Nathan, Paul Tran, Peter Bognanni, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Roy Guzmán, Sally Franson, Sarah Askari, Sharon Day, sloane crosley, st. paul, Tiana Clark, Tlahtoki Xochimeh, Twin Cities
Sunday 4/2: The Loft presents Second Story with Duchess Harris and Caren Stelson. Second Story is the Loft’s reading series for young adult and middle-grade authors. Open Book, 2 p.m., free. E.V. James will be signing copies of her new children’s fantasy adventure The Wish. Barnes & Noble, St. Paul, 2 p.m., free Monday 4/3: Bill Porter, aka Red Pine, will read […]
Tags: Andrew DeYoung, Bill Porter, Blythe Baird, Caren Stelson, Chris Santiago, Dua Saleh, Duchess Harris, E.V. James, Joseph Capehart, Lisa Lucas, marlon james, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Notable Twin Cities, Olivia Gatwood, Red Pine, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sara Biren, Sue Leaf
And every life that moves, or dies, or multiplies will have an effect of some sort on the lives around it, a different effect than the one it had before. ...more
Tags: beach, Cape Cod, environment, environmentalism, extinction, global warming, Henry Miller, Kate Schapira, mothers and daughters, Robin Wall Kimmerer, sisters, snail
Poet Jenny Johnson discusses her forthcoming debut collection,
In Full Velvet, phobias, courage, the dual consciousness of queer lovers, and what it means to belong. ...more
Tags: affirmation, An Archive of Feelings: Trauma Sexuality and Lesbian Public Cultures, animals, Ann Cvetkovich, Aria, Bay Area, Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, Bodies that Matter, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Bruce Bagemihl, conflict, Drew Denny, ecology, facing fears, homophobia, identity, In Full Velvet, In the Dream, JD Samson, Jenny Johnson, Judith Butler, kinship, marginalization, Mirror Box Visions, natural world, nature, New England Review, obsession, Olivia Kate Cerrone, Phantoms in the Brain, phobias, Pittsburg, queer, queergender, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Sarah Schulman, sexuality, The Best American Poetry 2012, The Gentrification of the Mind, The Last Lesbian Bars, The Paris Review, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics, University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts