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The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Brit Bennett reads from her first novel, The Mothers, published in October by Riverhead Books.   from The Mothers In the darkness of the club, you could be alone with your grief. Her father had flung himself into Upper...

Am I Alone Here? by Peter Orner

Peter Orner reads “Upper Moose Lake, 1990,” from his new essay collection, Am I Alone Here?, published in November by Catapult.   Upper Moose Lake, 1990 I’m twenty-two, I’m drunk, I’m in a canoe. The Boundary Waters of northern...

The Needle’s Eye by Fanny Howe

Fanny Howe reads from her latest essay collection, The Needles 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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