Chelsea Martin & Scott McClanahan both promote their own books, Caca Dolce and The Sarah Book respectively, & fight a little bit about their own schticks.
“War Music revels in details because they are locations for reiterating the inhuman and inhumane.” Matt Salyer reviews the late poet Christopher Logue’s War Music: An Account of Homer’s Iliad.
“stoned ‘i’ am capable of fear and embittered responsibility, but god (and where may she be right now–tucked under my bra, behind the swollen fold of my eye) knows that nervous energy drives failure, preparation and well-meaning dictation the stuff of missed opportunity.” New work by Suiyi Tang.
“Instead of using his imagination to enhance, enlarge, expand the vision of the original text, Luc Besson allows his own limitations regarding race, gender, and culture to limit the scope of his movie.” Marcel Inhoff digs into the underlying aspects of a world vividly visually imagined, yet finding other ways to fall short.
Amber Sparks & Jac Jemc tackle plot, ghosts, and craft in their conversation on the occasion of Jemc’s new novel, The Grip of It.
Sylvia Faichney explores the interior and architecture of Corrty Pye, a fictional location created by interdisciplinary artist Sophie Durbin, inspired in equal measures by Edward Gorey and her childhood experience of Detroit.
“Grey bursting clouds massive sprays like flick after flick of it waking out of other wakings into the Geographical History of America and A. on the line finally no Wi-Fi on his Danish girlfriend’s houseboat the straight ahead way of breaking down an academic argument apologizing for the crudeness of the words that matter.” Debut fiction from Semyon Khokhlov.
Hala Alyan in conversation with Eric Nelson about her debut novel, Salt Houses, which traces the history of a Palestinian family in conflict amid political furor.