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On resisting parasitic invasions—from the poisons in our soil, to toxic masculinity in the psyche.
The author on writing about the swell before a war, factual inaccuracy as surrealism, and taking a jab at our own heedlessness.
The novelist on studying cinema in Singapore and how she came to imagine the queer love lives of Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl.
Chavisa Woods tells a linear but fragmented personal story of growing up and coming of age in a misogynist culture
Long neglected poet Stephen Jonas created a complex web of self-mythologized identities to escape any form of categorization …
In a 1988 interview for the LA Times, self-taught artist Reverend Howard Finster explained his creative predicament …
The debut novelist on her literary influences, informal storytelling, and the imaginative possibilities of walking.
The poet on the myth of total knowledge, resisting answers, and the anxiety of completion.
The writer on her new story collection about the lives of the displaced and the daily estrangements we all face.
“I preferred that others not be neglected but found the neglected gender suited me better than the not-neglected genders. I found my neglected gender to have a certain style. A style I like.”
“Any take [Noll] has on arguments dimly recognizable from contemporary thought will be an unusual one.”
I entered my boss’s security code and pretended I was lifting a strain from a fugue.
the call to prayer plays on a victrola. the vinyl sat so long on an ellington…
I dreamed of home invasion, and of a great celebrity / hidden inside a series of rooms, each hermetically / separated by glossy, voice-activated doors, each / bordered on both sides by facsimile rooms, identical
My blood a prophet in a medieval castle with his people—been flogged in the streets / books burned / driven out of town by an angry / mob
He knows where a man’s heart is on display…
My mother sits on a coral reef, her gray hair undulating around her head, face blank, her eyes like a fish’s…
They found my mother’s first cousin frozen in a rented cabin up in New Hampshire, not far from where he’d gone to prep school. A smart kid, Bernard enrolled at Harvard on a math scholarship in the fall of 1973.
The writer on his new short story collection, creating realistic characters that don’t always change, and how fatherhood has impacted his relationship to language.