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This Close by Jessica Francis Kane

Jessica Francis Kane reads from her short story collection, This Close, published in March by Graywolf Press.Lucky BoySomething about New York City makes a lot of people understand you should try to look your best. Tourists, for example, often wear...

The Revolution: Report From Literary Egypt

For his article "The Revolution: Report From Literary Egypt," contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr, who lives in Madaba-Manja, Jordan, traveled to Cairo twice—first in late August 2012 and again in early October—and spoke with writers, publishers...

The Nantucket Book Festival

For the opener of The Spring 2013 Guide to Inspired Writing Retreats, contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin traveled to Nantucket to get a feeling for an exciting new book festival that is growing on a beautiful island known primarily as a summer...

Superstar by Susan Steinberg

Fiction writer Susan Steinberg reads from "Superstar," the opening story from her collection Spectacle, published in January 2013 by Graywolf Press. SuperstarI once hung out with this shit group of kids and they were just such shit.This to say I...

Ben Arthur's "Bone and Heart"

Singer-songwriter and novelist Ben Arthur, who recently finished the European leg of his tour for If You Look for My Heart, an interrelated concept album and novel, wrote and recorded a song inspired by Frank Bures's article "The Secret Lives of...

Odessa by Patricia Kirkpatrick

Poet Patricia Kirkpatrick reads three poems from her collection, Odessa, published in December 2012 by Milkweed Editions. Near Odessa Near the end of summer. Wheatfield with lark. With swift, longspur, and sparrow. I see the birds opening tails and...

St. Protagonist by Lisa Russ Spaar

Poet Lisa Russ Spaar reads "St. Protagonist," the opening poem from her collection Vanitas, Rough, published in December by Persea Books.  St. Protagonist  It's bedtime. Tell me a storyas the leaves fly again, even as we love them& cannot see...

Cozy Classics for Young and Old

Brothers Jack and Holman Wang teamed up in 2012 to create Cozy Classics, an infant primer board-book series that adapts classic novels into twelve simple, child-friendly words that appear alongside photographs of handmade figurines. The brothers...

Safe as Houses by Marie-Helene Bertino

Marie-Helene Bertino, the winner of the 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award, reads from her debut short story collection, Safe as Houses, published October 1 by University of Iowa Press. Free HamGrowing up, I have dreams that my father sets our house on...

Akhmatova by Matthew Dickman

Poet Matthew Dickman reads "Akhmatova" from his latest collection, Mayakovsky's Revolver, published in October by Norton.  AkhmatovaThat’s right! Now I remember. I was on the beachlooking at Haystack Rock,putting my finger into the mouths of sea...

The Annunciation by Blas Falconer

Poet Blas Falconer reads "The Annunciation" from his second collection, The Foundling Wheel, released in October by Four Way Books. To hear more, check out Falconer reading "To press the air, to bless the silhouette" and the title poem, "The...

Bridge by Matthew Dickman

Poet Matthew Dickman reads "Bridge" from his latest collection, Mayakovsky's Revolver, published in October by Norton.  Bridge Before ever getting to the bridge, at the cornernear the park, two young girlswalk by eating burgers, a mouthfulfalls from...

The Foundling Wheel by Blas Falconer

Poet Blas Falconer reads the title poem from his second collection, The Foundling Wheel, released in October by Four Way Books. To hear more, check out Falconer reading "The Annunciation" and "To press the air, to bless the silhouette." The...

In Heaven by Matthew Dickman

Poet Matthew Dickman reads "In Heaven" from his latest collection, Mayakovsky's Revolver, published in October by Norton. To hear more, check out Dickman reading "Akhmatova" and "Bridge."  In HeavenNo dog chained to a spike in a yard of dyinggrass...

The Architecture of Building Stories

Chris Ware's newest graphic novel, Building Stories, published by Pantheon in October, is actually fourteen discreet books, booklets, magazines, newspapers, and pamphlets, all contained in printed box. More than ten years in the making, the work...

Four New Messages by Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen reads from the first section of his latest short story collection, Four New Messages, published in August by Graywolf Press. EmissionThis isn’t that classic conceit where you tell a story about someone and it’s really just a story about...

If One of Us Should Fall by Nicole Terez Dutton

Poet Nicole Terez Dutton reads from her debut collection, If One of Us Should Fall (August 2012, University of Pittsburgh Press), during the Solstice MFA Program Summer Reading Series at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. 

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