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Cellular Portals: A Conversation with Ursula Andkjær Olsen by Morten Høi Jensen
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The Danish poet on corporeal poetics, pregnancy, and the influence of classical music.

Ghosts of History: An Interview with Jesmyn Ward by Louis Elliott
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Congratulations to Ward on winning the 2017 National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Sacred Folly: on Romain Gary’s The Kites and Promise at Dawn by J.W. McCormack
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A rediscovered novel and memoir depict a character we are lucky to have on the page. In life he would mortify us.

Daniel Borzutzky by Joyelle McSweeney

A Chilean American poet maps the troubling parallels between his native land under Pinochet and the present-day US.

eteam’s OS Grabeland: Art Novel by Micaela Morrissette
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The art book has changed. 

Robin Coste Lewis by Matthew Sharpe
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“I don’t accept the idea of my history as tragic.”

Rebecca Makkai by J.T. Price
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“People love to underrate plot, because it makes them sound like they’re beyond it, like plot is best left to Danielle Steele.“

D. Nurkse, Part II by Howard Altmann
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In part two of a two part interview, Howard Altmann talks to poet D. Nurkse about his ruthless youth, the astonishing nature of snails, and teaching at Riker’s Island.

D. Nurkse, Part I by Howard Altmann
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In part one of a two part interview, Howard Altmann talks to poet D. Nurkse about growing up in Brooklyn, Oedipal fantasies, and working in a factory.

BOMB on the Inside: The 2009 Man Booker International Prize Finalists Annoucement by David Goodman
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The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years. In June, the third prize in the institution’s history will be given at Trinity College in Dublin.

José Saramago by Katherine Vaz

The Portuguese novelist, critic, and translator passed away June 18th, 2010. In the summer of 2001, the Nobel laureate sat down with Katherine Vaz for BOMB.

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