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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 Minnesota: Midwestern...

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 Room. He went to both services...

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...

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