"As a descendent of Chantal Akerman and Unica Zürn—among others—Yanara
Friedland reimagines the origin myth. Friedland’s permeable pages allow the
reader entryway into a “mirror [that] becomes an open door,” a door
through which we hear the echo of Ana Mendieta telling u...
Host Bethany Grabow talks with Jamie Harrison, author of the new book The
Widow Nash. A young woman is called in to uncover the missing profits after
her dying father returns from a business deal empty-handed. Her father’s
business partner, who also happens to be her ex-...
Host Bethany Grabow talks with Julie Israel, author of the new book Juniper
Lemon’s Happiness Index. It is the story of a teen girl struggling to look
on the bright side while dealing with the loss of her charismatic older
sister and navigating the perils of high school....
"Mary Ruefle is, in this humble bookseller’s opinion, the best
prose-writing poet in America. (And one of our best poets, too.) My Private
Property, her latest collection of stories, essays, and asides, is as joyous
and singular a book as you’ll read... "--Stephen Sparks...
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a
devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that
asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies
and deadly weapons upon itself.
Sarat Chestnut, born...
"Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist." —Francisco Goldman
"The relationship between art and violence is at the core of Herrera’s slim
yet powerful novel about the various members of a drug-trafficking ring in an
unnamed territory allegorically aligned with northern Mex...
Host Ken Jones talks with Judith Arcana, author of the new book of poems
Announcements from the Planetarium, published by Oregon’s own Flowstone
Judith writes poems, stories, essays, and books. Her work includes a
biography of Grace Paley – titled Grace Paley’s Life...
Gregory Pardlo's Digest, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
"He explores what is American, what is African American, what is the Other,
what is city, what is suburban, what is personal and what is persona. Digest
offers a changing, rich landscape of verse, both haunting...
Former KBOO Station Manager Victoria Stoppiello discusses her collection of
essays, This Side of Sand Island: Reflections on Fish, Finns and Finding out
about Family on the Lower Columbia with host Kathleen Stephenson.
Victoria originally wrote the essays for the coastal...
In this special hour-long episode, host Ken Jones talks with Cory Doctorow,
author of the new science-fiction novel Walkaway.
In addition to his role as sci-fi novelist, Cory’s a technology activist,
journalist, and blogger. His work includes the non-fiction book Informatio...