Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.
Congratulations to Ward on winning the 2017 National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing.
Rebecca Keith speaks with author Jesmyn Ward about her National Book Award-winning novel Salvage the Bones.
On the eve of the National Book Awards ceremony, the New School hosted a reading for this year’s finalists.
Jesmyn Ward reads an excerpt from her novel Where the Line Bleeds, published in BOMB 105’s literary supplement, First Proof.
The river was young and small: at its start it seeped from the red clay earth in the piney woods of southern Mississippi, and then wound its way, brown and slow, over a bed of tiny gray and ochre pebbles through the pines, shallow as a hand, deep as three men standing, to the sandy, green lowlands of the gulf of Mexico.