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"I don’t know of any other writer who can render the brutality of life with
such honesty and dazzle. . . . That Lidia Yuknavitch can create such beauty
out of the tragedy of contemporary life is testament to her skill as an
artist. Verge is volatile and vital, and it hit...
Host Ken Jones talks with Judith Arcana, author of the new book of stories
Hello. This is Jane, published by Oregon’s Left Fork Press.
Judith writes poems, stories, essays, and books. Her work includes a
biography of Grace Paley – titled Grace Paley’s Life Stories – the
Writing into the wounds and reverberations of the Israel/Palestine conflict,
Philip Metres’ fourth book of poems, Shrapnel Maps, is at once elegiac and
activist, an exploratory surgery to extract the slivers of cartography
through palimpsest and erasure. A wedding in Tou...
Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to
the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black
American life. National Book Award winner Nikky Finney’s fifth collection
contains lighthouse poems, narrative hotbeds, and tre...
Host Ken Jones talks with Cai Emmons, author of the new story collection
Vanishing, from Leapfrog Press.
Cai’s a fiction writer, playwright, and screenwriter, whose previous novels
include Weather Woman, The Stylist, and His Mother’s Son, which won an
Oregon Book award for...