March 15, 2017
On Writing, with Rita Wong
Water has captured countless writers' imagination, appearing as subject, image, and metaphor in every genre of writing, but with climate change and pollution, our collective relationship to water is changing.Now ...
January 26, 2017
On Writing, with Julie Salverson
Julie Salverson has written plays, operas, scholarly texts, and non-fiction, but her newest book, a memoir, may be her most unique work yet. Lines of Flight (Wolsak & Wynn) traces her ten-year journey ...
January 24, 2017
On Writing, with Monia Mazigh
Monia Mazigh's Hope Has Two Daughters (translated by Fred A. Reed from its original French) is a powerful family story that covers not one but two revolutionary periods in Tunisian history. When Nadia ...
January 19, 2017
On Writing, with Johanna Skibsrud
Poet, short fiction writer, and novelist Johanna Skibsrud's timely and fascinating new collection The Description of the World (Wolsak & Wynn) delves into the documentarian's dilemma: in witnessing ...
January 17, 2017
On Writing, with Richard Harrison
What do you do with a grief so complex it's impossible to write? If you're Richard Harrison, you write it anyway, and create something beautiful in the process. Harrison's On Not Losing My Father's ...
December 22, 2016
On Writing, with Tim McCaskell
Tim McCaskell drew on decades of experience as an activist to write Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism (Between the Lines Books), which explores both the progress of LGBTQ activism and ...
December 14, 2016
On Writing, with Luciano Iacobelli
Luciano Iacobelli's The Examined Life (Guernica Editions) mixes poetry and imagery to create an immersive, emotional experience that blends philosophy with poetics. By turns playful, thoughtful, and intense, ...
December 07, 2016
On Writing, with M. Travis Lane
As review spaces shrink and authors and publishers struggle to find a place to engage critically with new writing, working critics have even more significance and weight attached to their reviews. It's ...