Chicago musician and podcaster Jim Laczkowski (of a variety of acts from James Eric to G.O.A.T, short for Garden On A Trampoline) in conversation with Meghan Lamb about editing, film, teaching, and his latest album, Silent Light.
Michael Kimball speaks with Jeannie Vanasco about her latest book out from Tin House, The Glass Eye, with a specific focus on memoir, memory, and not being brave.
Okkyung Lee shares inspiratorial vibes gleaned from an encounter with a Francis Bacon portrait of George Dyer at the Tate Modern.
The Toxic and the Lyric III: On Hearing; Sound and Damage; Suzan-Lori Parks and Douglas Kearney; A Cicatrice; Billie Holiday; Strange Fruit and Damaged PlantsJoyelle McSweeney
Our third installment of Joyelle McSweeney’s The Toxic and The Lyric studies “the ‘exact’ relationship of sound and damage,” by way of Roberto Bolaño, Stagger Lee, and Billie Holliday.
“You will not recognize the new art, if it ever arrives, beyond your own ignorance of it.” The conclusion to Gary J. Shipley’s manifesto on the multitude of possibilities in the impossible.
“The only thing to be made clearer is your own perplexity.” In part 1 of 2, Gary Shipley provides a shifting, mutative rulesheet for how we might get somewhere else from inside our perception of the known.
Kate Wyer in conversation with Julie Reverb about alchemy, polyphony, insomnia, and surprising yourself as a writer.
The Toxic & the Lyric II: Hearing and Hell; Inversion as Subversion; Everyone, or, The Dead; the Child-MigrantJoyelle McSweeney
The second installment in Joyelle McSweeney’s ongoing column on The Toxic and The Lyric, this week turning to the notion that “The Map of the Ear is the Map of Hell,” and including consideration of the work of Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi, William Blake, and more.