“Magical Negro is unsettlingly new: a book that incisively explores states
of black womanhood with astonishing buoyancy and grief. I can’t stop
thinking about the songs it sings, songs that feel inevitable and yet
unvoiced, complex and yet urgent; poems that are steeped ...
“The contemporary Latin American detective novel is a form that uses the
individual’s rollicking quest as a means of resistance against repressive
structures and the violences they engender. Cristina Rivera Garza’s The
Taiga Syndrome, in this stellar translation by Suzan...
Host Ken Jones talks with Meg Vogt, author of the new book of photographs
and poems MYKU: My Portland.
“MYKU” is what Meg calls her variations on the haiku form, a poem in
three lines of five, seven, and five syllables. The book pairs Meg’s
MYKU’s with photographs from her...
Host Ken Jones talks with Paul Skenazy, author of the new novel Temper CA,
from Miami University Press.
Paul’s essays, stories, and book reviews have appeared in a range of
newspapers and magazines, and he’s published critical work on noir writers
such as Dashiell Hammett,...
Host Ken Jones talks with Liz Scott, author of the new memoir This Never
Happened, from University of Hell Press.
Liz is a practicing psychologist in Portland, and a practicing writer. Her
work has appeared in The MacGuffin, New Stone Circle, and Lake Effect, among
From “Speak Truth to Power,” about the condition of not being believed
about rape and assault; to “Goliath,” about the ways evil is used as a
form of social control; to “The Fallout,” about ecological and
generational violence, Lacy M. Johnson creates masterful, elabora...
Today on Between the Covers, host Suzanne LaGrande interviews artist, writer
and author Austin Kleon discussing his latest book Keep Going: 10 Ways to
Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad.
In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New