“Once, I typed all of my secrets into an anonymous Internet survey. After I was done typing them, I pressed ‘send.’ Who, I wonder, was the recipient of my shame?” Claire Donato with a moving personal essay, inspired by Cigarettes After Sex’s “Affection.” Art by Sara Jimenez.
Joseph Rathgeber reflects on how the career high point of winning an NEA grant spiraled into a neurotic abyss of self-doubt and rejection amid a hyper-competitive field of literary hopes and dreams.
All You Pretty Things: Randal O’Wain Talks with Juliet Escoria about her debut novel Juliet the ManiacRandal O'Wain
Juliet Escoria spoke with Randal O’Wain about Escoria’s debut novel, Juliet the Maniac, discussing autofiction, addiction, youth, and including a soundtrack straight from 1999.
Philippa Snow unpacks the appeal of the trope of toxic, mutually-intoxicated female friendships as found in four recent horror flicks: Perry’s Queen of Earth, Decker’s Butter on the Latch, Takal’s Always Shine, and Finley’s Thoroughbreds.
David Nutt speaks with Gene Kwak about Nutt’s head-turning debut novel, The Great American Suction, and its inspiration, revision, influence, and much more.
Laura Theobald and Sean Collins in conversation upon discovering their shared tactic of using the iPhone’s autopredict feature to generate poetry, as well as on #metoo, writing from discomfort, and more.