George Washington’s hair found in library book; the importance of rereading; in praise of queer teen fiction; and other news.
A writer and publishing professional reflects on her decision to leave an MFA program, and how academic and workshop language can be used to reify the invisible structures that suppress marginalized communities.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the San Francisco–based feminist press Aunt Lute Books.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Little Rock, Arkansas–based Sibling Rivalry Press, which has sought to provide “a stage and a microphone for anyone who is ‘other’” through the publication of poetry collections, chapbooks, and journals for LGBTQIA writers since its inception in 2010.
Ron Padgett on the poems he wrote for the film Paterson; Philip Roth on the similarities between the current presidency and one of his novels; writers on Burns Night; and other news.
Books to help understand Trump’s win; illustrations of bookstores around the world; contemporary Thai literature in translation; and other news.
New Yorker profiles Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden; a reflection on Langston Hughes’s “I, Too”; Emma Donoghue on Emily Dickinson; and other news.
Literary female friendship; Harry Potter exhibit to open next year at the British Library; working at Faber & Faber with T. S. Eliot; and other news.
Neil Gaiman's Norse mythology; breaking taboos and loving the characters we fear; twelve essential American books; and other news.
New anthology modeled after The Canterbury Tales features stories of refugees in the U.K.; a poet and a novelist respond to the Orlando shooting; the trope of masculine genius; and other news.