“Some of the best nonfiction is now being written as fiction.” Peter Rock on his new novel, The Night Swimmers.
When we were first married, he went out and bought a ball gag.
A poetry collection on the violence of knowledge, sexual awakening, and encounters through Baba Yaga’s forest.
Laker gold is how Pops describes it. To Little Man, though, that motherfucker is yellow. Canary yellow and dirty. Little Man knows it’s a Westview Public Works truck, even though the WPW tag was zig-zagged over with black spray paint.
The poet on her new collection of documentary poetry, military simulation zones, and how Americans are regularly ensconced in the diorama of war.
We’re walking through the centered skylight spaces of the mall. I drop back on the cloud-white floor tiles, holding my phone up to record a video. Beautiful in its own way to watch in reality, but when I replay the video, following Alice into a store selling soap, the video doesn’t show Alice, only oval shaped air heat-trembling at the edges. I replay it three times, shocked each time when I’m unable to see her.
The essayist on writing about birds to bridge thematic leaps from fathers to tattoos to cross-continental moves.
An anthropoetry of Marfa, Texas, and far beyond.
The poet on her new collection and how a person lost to history can survive in the imaginary possibilities of art.
The poets on their latest collections, the texture of language, and work that pulls the rug from under us.
The writer on her debut novel, Everything Grows, an epistolary exploration of finding community and coming out in the early ’90s.
The author discusses his debut collection, Aerialists, and the surreality of the human mind.
The Zambian novelist on using tropes to upend them, the power of mistakes, writing female desire, and more.
A scam writing workshop for Christians breeds empathy.
My Young Life is a memoir of becoming…
In New York, everything sounds back to Vietnam…
A selection of pages from Hands Up, Herbie!, a graphic biography of the artist and educator Herb Perr.
A novel about new global citizenship, the absurdities of late capitalism, and the unsettling power of silence.
The writer on her new collection of stories about encroaching landscapes, disenfranchised characters, and the fleeting certainty of home.
The writer and illustrator on the early stages of drafting, interracial parenting, and creating a visual language for herself.