From Pascal to Lovecraft and Gnosticism to midrash, poet Norman Finkelstein discusses some influences behind his new collection, Further Adventures.
Interviewed by Joe Safdie
Translator Angela Rodel, who won, with author Georgi Gosponidov, the 2023 International Booker Prize for Time Shelter, discusses Bulgarian folk music, translating book titles and jokes, the influence of censorship, and her new translation of Vera Mutafchieva’s novel The Case of Cem.
Interviewed by Karen Noll
On the occasion of her new collection, An Anatomy of Curiosity, poet Martine Bellen converses about koans, gates, elevators, hauntings, Psyche, and more.
Interviewed by Chris Stroffolino
In his 2016 essay collection, David Salle shows that writing about visual art needn’t fall prey to dissertation-ese. By Josh Steinbauer
Mother Howl, Craig Clavenger’s first novel in eighteen years, is an ambitious crime story unafraid to be philosophical.
Reviewed by Gavin Pate
The third novel by Indian American writer Tania James, Loot, offers a corrective of sorts to Tipu Sultan’s reputation as a garden-variety despot.
Reviewed by Mukund Belliappa
Domenico Starnone’s previous novels are studies of repressed father-figures that move at thriller-like speed; his newest novel covers similar material, though its structure is more triptych than thriller.
Reviewed by William Braun
The artist Agnes Martin slips in and out of Lauren Camp’s new poems like a wraith, an invisible companion.
Reviewed by Richard Oyama
Lynn Lonidier's poetry is invariably unique, and all the more valuable for it, as it realizes an idiosyncratic sensibility.
Reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan
For poet Mike Lala, the city is ground zero for both the violence of history’s erasure and the deluge of its return.
Reviewed by Peter Myers
With a style exemplary of the international post-beat avant-garde, Nina Zivancevic’s travel writing is a welcome departure from the colonialist norm.
Reviewed by Jim Cohn
In her new memoir Growth: A Mother, Her Son, and the Brain Tumor They Survived, Karen DeBonis draws upon the various meanings of the word with exquisite vulnerability.
Reviewed by Blair Glaser