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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...

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...

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. 

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...

Dylan Hicks's "West Texas Winds"

Songwriter and musician Dylan Hicks, whose debut novel, Boarded Windows, was published in May by Coffee House Press, recorded an album as a companion piece to the book. Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene, featuring "West Texas Winds," is named after...

The Dark Room Collective, Then and Now

The Dark Room Collective, a community of black writers founded twenty-five years ago in Boston by poets Thomas Sayers Ellis and Sharan Strange and musician Janice Lowe, regroups this year for the Nothing Personal reunion tour. This slideshow offers...

Reply All by Robin Hemley

Robin Hemley, author of seven books and director of the University of Iowa's nonfiction writing program, discusses his third short story collection, Reply All, published by Indiana University Press in April, with the press's Laura Baich.

The Literature of Action

As a companion to "Poetic People Power" by Rebecca Keith, here's a look at classic and contemporary books that investigate social and political themes through poetry and prose. Help us add to this visual library by sending your suggestions to editor...

Middle Eastern Rhythms: Report From Literary Jordan

For his article "Middle Eastern Rhythms: Report From Literary Jordan," contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr., who lives in Madaba-Manja, Jordan, spoke with a number of authors and editors in the capital city of Amman during the aftermath of the...

The Library as Incubator Project

A collection of art, writing, performances, and workshops that have taken place in or been inspired by libraries, as featured in the Library as Incubator Project, a website that connects writers, artists, and libraries from all over the world.

The Bard Behind the Bar

Join contributor Robert Hershon for a pint at McSorley's Old Ale House, where poet and head bartender Geoffrey Bartholomew has sold more than five thousand copies of his self-published collection, The McSorley's Poems, without the aid of a high-...

Ampersands in the World

The ampersand has survived from ancient origins to the present day, where its usage is ubiquitous, and stylistically varied. In this slideshow, we train our lenses on the logogram's incarnations in everyday life. You can help add to our exhibit by...

Sabina Murray on Tales of the New World

Author Sabina Murray discusses her second story collection, Tales of the New World, inspired by the explorers and settlers of history and legend who shaped our modern world. The PEN/Faulkner Award winner's book is forthcoming from Black Cat in...

Joan Didion's Blue Nights

Kimberly Farr reads an excerpt from the memoir Blue Nights (Knopf) in which Joan Didion writes with stunning frankness about the death of her daughter, Quintana Roo, as well as her own mortality.

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