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Of Silence and Song by Dan Beachy-Quick

Dan Beachy-Quick reads three sections from his new essay collection, Of Silence and Song, published in December by Milkweed Editions.   1. On our walk my youngest daughter asked me, “What are the songs you don’t know.” “That’s a hard question,” I...

Peach by Emma Glass

Emma Glass reads an excerpt from her debut novel, Peach, forthcoming from Bloomsbury in January.   Hospitality Bloodletting. Let in blood. I’d give you mine but I’ve lost a lot too. I think back to Mr Custard’s class on blood components, I try to...

Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee reads an excerpt from her debut novel, Everything Here Is Beautiful, forthcoming from Pamela Dorman Books in January.   Miranda Lucia said she was going to marry a one-armed Russian Jew. It came as a shock, this news, as I had met him...

Lessons on Expulsion by Erika L. Sánchez

Erika L. Sánchez reads two poems from her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, published in July by Graywolf Press. Forty-Three The moment before death the air—inexplicably—tastes of wet horse. The chest expands and somethingunspools like...

The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

Julia Fierro reads from her novel, The Gypsy Moth Summer, published in June by St. Martin’s Press. Prologue Before that summer of ’92, when the gypsy moths swarmed Avalon Island and Leslie Day Marshall, golden-headed prodigal daughter, returned with...

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