Anne K. Yoder
“Is it information fatigue? Do we all suffer from it?” Anne Yoder explores the anxiety of embodiment in the face of our increasingly digital existence, in response to the online archive for Lara Schoorl’s Institutional Garbage exhibition, Adrian Piper, Daniel Borzutzky, and more.
“My last reading was okay” + “This guy working here hits the head of every doorway he walks through” + “Hella fell off this week seems like” + “Found myself” + “Have a goodnight” = Five new poems by Jesse Prado.
“To be fate-touched is not to die, but to live while dying.” Brianna Albers on the experience with living in the presence of death, and finding relief in role-playing and myth.
Jeff T. Johnson
“If albums are literature, what sort of literature are they?” Jeff T. Johnson returns with a James Baldwin-inspired meditation on affect and emotion as delivered through song.
“for what returns and / for what is sore and / for what was saw: / purpose, control, management, unseeing , rubric.” Poetry by Billie Rankin.
“This text is about a woman trying to fit her body into any market, into any genre. Whether pop object, blues object, rap object. This text is about America, is about the body in America.” Carrie Chappell with a deeply personal look into Kristin Sanders’ exquisite Cuntry.
Robert Kloss and Amber Sparks in conversation on influence, the difficulty of writing experimental fiction and trying to sell experimental fiction in a traditional way, and the hazards of publishing in any format or medium.
Natalie Casagran Lopez
“She starts a blog where she posts recipes that can be filed as both stew and edible face mask. A rash bubbles up, her cheek a pink ripped vellum.” New work by Natalie Casagran Lopez.
Why does Marcel Schwob remain an obscure literary presence? Dylan Byron argues for the greatness of the anti-idealist’s darkness.
Claire Donato in conversation with singer-songwriter Caitlin Pasko about the process of collaboration, literary art, loss, and Pasko’s stunning new album Glass Period.