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Look by Solmaz Sharif

Posted 6.14.16

Solmaz Sharif reads the poem "Lay" from her first book of poetry, Look, published in July by Graywolf Press.


Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra

Posted 6.14.16

Alejandro Zambra reads from his book of fiction, Multiple Choice, in the original Spanish alongside the book's translator, Megan McDowell, who reads her English translation. The collection was published in July by Penguin Books.

IV. Sentence Elimination

In exercises 55 through 66, mark the answer that corresponds to the sentences or paragraphs that can be eliminated because they either do not add information or are unrelated to the rest of the text.



So Much Synth by Brenda Shaughnessy

Posted 4.13.16

Brenda Shaughnessy reads from her latest poetry collection, So Much Synth, published in May by Copper Canyon Press.

How It Is

It isn't every day I can wrap my mind around it.
It being just what you'd think it is.

Not a thing or a condition of being but an extended
body holiday,

its movements are like dance but really more like fire

or cross-signals cut before anyone got there.
A flow-through mind,

a frank season so in love with some poor sister,


The Black Maria by Aracelis Girmay

Posted 4.13.16

Aracelis Girmay reads two poems from her latest poetry collection, The Black Maria, published in April by BOA Editions.

from prayer & letter to the dead

While the room is still
dry here,

while the page is still
white, still here,

more shore than sea, more still
than alive, while the air is now

touching the dark & funny fruit of
your eyebrows where it is quiet enough

for me to hear the small sighing
of your shoes lift up into


Olio by Tyehimba Jess

Posted 4.13.16

Tyehimba Jess reads from his latest poetry collection, Olio, published in April by Wave Books.

Hagar in the Wilderness
Carved Marble. Edmonia Lewis, 1875


Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

Posted 2.10.16

Idra Novey reads an excerpt from her debut novel, Ways to Disappear, published in February by Little, Brown.


The Book of Hulga by Rita Mae Reese

Posted 2.10.16

Rita Mae Reese reads a crown of sonnets from her latest poetry collection, The Book of Hulga, published in March by the University of Wisconsin Press. Illustrations by Julie Franki.


is the nothingness from which she flees
& the nothingness toward which she goes.
Is the frozen world of Parmenides
where she was raised & where she was returned,


So Sad Today by Melissa Broder

Posted 2.10.16

Melissa Broder reads an excerpt from her essay collection, So Sad Today, published in March by Grand Central Publishing.

I Want To Be a Whole Person But Really Thin


The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

Posted 2.10.16

Karan Mahajan reads from his latest novel, The Association of Small Bombs, published in March by Viking.

The Association of Small Bombs

The bombing, for which Mr. and Mrs. Khurana were not present, was a flat, percussive event that began under the bonnet of a parked white Maruti 800, though of course that detail, that detail about the car, could only be confirmed later. A good bombing begins everywhere at once.


Short Story Vending Machines, Writers Who Run, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.12.15

Value of first editions of twentieth-century classics increases; Roland Barthes at one hundred; “experimental” Millennial bookstore to open in London; and other news.