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The Needle’s Eye by Fanny Howe

Fanny Howe reads from her latest essay collection, The Needle’s Eye: Passing Through Youth, published in November by Graywolf Press. Embryonic Once upon a time in Uzbekistan there was a boy named Faroukh who had the soul of a poet. His mother had...

Blackacre by Monica Youn

Monica Youn reads three poems from her new collection, Blackacre, published in September by Graywolf Press. GOLDACRE We have seen claims that Twinkies . . . aren’t baked, the sponge cake instead being “a pure Chemical reaction” involving something...

Look by Solmaz Sharif

Solmaz Sharif reads the poem "Lay" from her first book of poetry, Look, published in July by Graywolf Press.LAY    downto sleep thento rest last nightto waste beforeacross a stretcheracross a shoulderover a legbeneath an armin a shroudin a cribon...

So Sad Today by Melissa Broder

Melissa Broder reads an excerpt from her essay collection, So Sad Today, published in March by Grand Central Publishing.I Want To Be a Whole Person But Really ThinI am an eater of numbers. I prefer packaged foods, foods with a bar code, because they...

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...

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