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Daryl Hall is My Boyfriend by Erica Lewis

erica lewis reads two poems from her latest collection, daryl hall is my boyfriend, published in December by Barrelhouse Books. The Silver Leaves The Drone of Clever Talk “you look like one of those moon girls”how we’re cutwith a wide-eyed...

Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin

Mira Ptacin reads an excerpt from her debut memoir, Poor Your Soul, published in January by Soho Press. Poor Your Soul I know some things. I know you set the backyard on fire. It was autumn. You were six years old. The oak leaves were dry and crispy...

Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón

Ada Limón reads five poems from her new collection, Bright Dead Things, published in September by Milkweed Editions. ADAPTATION It was, for a time, a loud twittering flightof psychedelic-colored canaries: a cloudof startle and get-out in the...

In the Country by Mia Alvar

Mia Alvar reads an excerpt from her debut story collection, In the Country, published in June by Knopf.   Legends of the White Lady If you are beautiful and broke, one place left for you is Asia. Usually when I ran out of money I went to Tokyo—...

Visiting Hours by Amy Butcher

Amy Butcher reads from her debut memoir, Visiting Hours: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder, published in April by Blue Rider Press. As my car cuts across the countryside toward Kevin's prison, the sun like yolk across the fields, I try to tell...

Surrounded By Friends by Matthew Rohrer

Matthew Rohrer reads five poems from his collection Surrounded By Friends, published in April by Wave Books.  Le Machine Ate Himself Le machine ate himself the card that is mineI said, and I have need of the cardnow, and thank you, I have a grand...

Lord Fear by Lucas Mann

Lucas Mann reads from his memoir, Lord Fear, forthcoming in May from Pantheon Books.  [NOTEBOOK, UNDATED, “THE MATTER OF THE DRUGS”]: Rules!!– ANY substance cannot be taken two days concurrently. I will keep it to twice per week, at least to start...

Blue Yodel by Ansel Elkins

Ansel Elkins reads three poems from her debut collection, Blue Yodel, forthcoming in March from Yale University Press.   Blues for the Death of the Sun The evening sun descended with the decorum of an old manWho removes his wide-brimmed hat as a...

Get in Trouble by Kelly Link

Kelly Link reads an excerpt of the story "Light" from her latest collection, Get in Trouble, published in February by Random House.   Light two men, one raised by wolves The man at the bar on the stool beside her: bent like a hook over some item. A...

The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen

Alice Eve Cohen reads four excerpts from her memoir, The Year My Mother Came Back, forthcoming in March from Algonquin Books.   The Year My Mother Came Back One day, my brilliant, beautiful, complicated mother appeared at my kitchen table, thirty-...

Descent by Tim Johnston

Tim Johnston reads an excerpt from his novel Descent, published in January by Algonquin Books.From The Life Before Her name was Caitlin, she was eighteen, and her own heart would sometimes wake her—flying away in that dream-race where finish lines...

Too Young to Marry but Not Too Young to Die

Ben Arthur's seventh album, Call and Response, to be released next spring, is a collection of "answer songs," each responding to another artist's work. Some respond to songs—for instance, the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" or Bruce...

The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum reads two excerpts from her essay collection The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, forthcoming in November from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  From the Introduction For more than twenty years now I have been making something of...

Women by Chloe Caldwell

Chloe Caldwell reads an excerpt from her novella, Women, published in October by Short Flight / Long Drive Books. What I know for certain about this time: My pupils were expanding. I never did figure out if this was a symp­tom of falling in love or...

Congotronic by Shane Book

Shane Book reads a selection of poems from his latest collection, Congotronic, forthcoming in September from University of Iowa Press. African Evening I had a thing for mange.Her skin was fluorescent with it.The open canoe made smooth, curling...

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