“Distill that into / what is a woman and / what is it to be one / you say you met one / walking down the Via / Negativa or did you / just pass her, a lone / wolf perhaps out to / bring down the church?” Incantations of spiritual queenship from Zoe Tuck’s “Summer Arcana”, selected as part of Cassandra Troyan’s summer poetry curation.
Jeff Jackson talks to Joyelle McSweeney about Salamandrine: 8 Gothics, the dark arts, going glittery, and blurring modes.
“You read something and you become more who you are.” A moving quantification of daily life in the form of new short fiction from Stephen Thomas.
Elizabeth Mikesch pries windows into Marilyn Minter’s Green Pink Caviar, a film inspiring her debut collection, Niceties: Aural Ardor, Pardon Me.
Nicholas Grider provides thoughtful consideration of how autism affects his reading and his writing.
“The ocean was a cryogenic room, a place for hovering near death”: a beautiful new long work by Oki Sogumi, selected by Summer poetry editor, Cassandra Troyan.
Despite its rampant darkness (or somehow in light of it), Melissa Broder’s Scarecrone is rich in spirit, fire, awe. Lucy Tiven reviews.
Michael Kimball shares an excerpt from his latest, Galaga, concerning the rush of video games, the addiction of the high score, and staying alive.
Willie Fitzgerald talks with Aaron Burch about god, pot, and design regarding his new book, Backswing.
Kati Heng plays Kim Kardashian: Hollywood so you don’t have to.