“What is a dog if not god? In Afterglow, Eileen Myles steps up to the
challenge for writers to function as prophets. Ghostwritten in part by
deceased pit bull Rosie, this ‘dog memoir’ explores—among other
things—geometry, gender, mortality, evil, aging, and plaids. Myles...
Dan Johnson speaks to author Craig Johnson about his latest work, The Western
Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons
certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff
confronts him with a photograph of twen...
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is
planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the
houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one
embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, ...
Host Bethany Grabow talks with William Ritter, author of the new book The
Dire King, the final book in the Jackaby series. It is the story of Jackaby,
a detective of the supernatural, and his mortal yet clever assistant Abigail
Rook as they battle evil forces threatening...
"In stunningly elegant couplets, Neil Aitken transposes the dreams of
machines and humans into musical, sonically deft lyrics that sing songs of
ccreation, vision, possibility, futurity. These beautifully crafted poems --
evoking the designs of nineteenth-century mathematic...
Twenty years ago, while working as a security guard in an art museum, Peter
Rock staved off the job’s inherent boredom and loneliness by trying to make
up a story for each photograph, painting and object in the museum. A few
years ago, reminded of the pleasures and play ...
"Safiya Sinclair, a 2016 Whiting Writers’ Award–winner, crafts her
stunning debut collection around the beauty and brutality of the word
cannibal, whose origins derive from Christopher Columbus’s belief that the
Carib people he encountered consumed human flesh. Attacking...
Jacqueline Woodson's latest novel, "Another Brooklyn" recently out in trade
paper, was a 2016 National Book Award finalist. She talks about this poetic
tale of four African American girls growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s with
host Richard Wolinsky.
Running into a l...
In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that
poetry—and poetry alone—can do. Zapruder argues that the way we have been
taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. In
lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that...
Jake Vermaas speaks to poet Lauren Camp about her collection One Hundred
In her new collection, Lauren Camp explores the lives of a first-generation
Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent. One Hundred Hungers tells
overlapping stories of food and ritual...