May 19, 2020
Book Therapy: Lean Out by Tara Henley
(T)he notion—singular, unquestioned—that the only way to succeed in any industry, and especially mine, was to give it everything you had.”—Tara Henley, Lean Out By 2016, successful journalist ...
April 28, 2020
Literature in Isolation
“When this is over, remember how important books and movies and television and music and public radio were to your experience and your ability to get through a really hard time.”—Elisabeth de Mariaffi In ...
April 07, 2020
Book Therapy: Cordelia Strube’s Misconduct of the Heart
“I so wanted things to be normal.”“They can’t be normal. Make a new normal.”—Cordelia Strube, Misconduct of the HeartFrom the moment we went into isolation, people were making jokes. I don’t ...
March 05, 2020
Book Therapy: Shani Mootoo’s Polar Vortex
“The body is always in the moment. It doesn’t care if it was warmer or colder any other time. It’s concerned—a matter of survival, naturally—only with how it is in the present.”—Shani Mootoo, ...
February 07, 2020
Book Therapy: The Wisdom of Children(’s Books)
“I’ll be okay…I’ll be okay…”—Akiko Miyakoshi, The Piano RecitalIt’s probably not surprising that, after eighteen months of extended maternity leave, I’ve found the return to full time ...
January 07, 2020
Book Therapy: Teva Harrison’s Not One of These Poems Is About You
“I am careless in my griefSlip on gravel, send it tumbling down the cliff face.I am careful in my grief.Keep the precious rocks safeAs I climb.”—Teva Harrison, A Pocket Full of Stones There are ...
December 12, 2019
Book Therapy: Christy Ann Conlin’s Watermark
“It can always be worse.”-Christy Ann Conlin, Watermark When my grandmother’s memory started to go, she would occasionally become belligerent. The sweet woman I had grown up knowing, the one ...
November 07, 2019
Book Therapy: Jessica Westhead’s Worry
"Her brain and her body were still so wobbly then. Nothing about her was behaving the way it was supposed to. The birth had been a traumatic one, and she thought she would never heal.” - Jessica Westhead, ...
December 21, 2018
New Year's Resolutions - Literary Style! Writers Share Their 2019 Goals
Every December, we make a list - not the one for Santa, but the other one: our resolutions. Whether it's hitting the gym more (*muffled laughter*), meal prepping every Sunday, or always taking the stairs, ...
December 08, 2017
Books of the Year
The end of the year is predictably a time for reviewing, taking stock, and of course, lots and lots of best of lists. In the world of books, there are some pretty obvious picks—award winners, best sellers, ...