Writing into the wounds and reverberations of the Israel/Palestine conflict,
Philip Metres’ fourth book of poems, Shrapnel Maps, is at once elegiac and
activist, an exploratory surgery to extract the slivers of cartography
through palimpsest and erasure. A wedding in Tou...
Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to
the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black
American life. National Book Award winner Nikky Finney’s fifth collection
contains lighthouse poems, narrative hotbeds, and tre...
Host Ken Jones talks with Cai Emmons, author of the new story collection
Vanishing, from Leapfrog Press.
Cai’s a fiction writer, playwright, and screenwriter, whose previous novels
include Weather Woman, The Stylist, and His Mother’s Son, which won an
Oregon Book award for...
"Brutal, relentless, beautiful, fugal, Hurricane Season explores the violent
mythologies of one Mexican village and reveals how they touch the global
circuitry of capitalist greed. This is an inquiry into the sexual terrorism
and terror of broken men. This is a work o...
“A Fortune for Your Disaster proves that, if you pay attention, Black
people have defined and still define themselves for themselves amid roses and
dandelions, cardinals and violets, the blues of music and police uniforms,
prayer and swagger, Kehinde Wiley paintings and...
Host Ken Jones talks with Adam Levin, author of the new novel Bubblegum,
Adam’s work includes the novel The Instructions and the story collection
Hot Pink. He's been a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award
winner, a recipient of a National Endow...