The Choreography of Reading
Lance Olsen On His New Novel, Dreamlives of Debris
By Alex Behr
“Because Dreamlives arrives with no conventional location markers, the reader may feel, not only more or less adrift, but also a little freer to jump around, to begin to think of reading as a kind of choreography.”
Between the Covers
Safiya Sinclair: Cannibal
On Shakespeare and Black Bodies
Between the Covers host David Naimon talks with poet Safiya Sinclair about her debut collection of poetry, Cannibal. Sinclair's poems explore the etymological relationship between the words cannibal and Caribbean, and colonial imaginations of black bodies as other, monstrous, or frighteningly powerful.
Divination, Synchronicity, Chance, and Friendship
By Blueberry Morningsnow and Aleta Lanier
Poem-images crafted during a years-long project.
Leyna Krow's Fiction Science
On Her Debut Story Collection, I'm Fine, But You Appear to Be Sinking
“A friend of mine—the author Sharma Shields—gave me the term ‘fiction science’ to describe my stories, and I’ve really embraced that,” Leyna Krow says of her stories, which feature characters dealing with apocalyptic events, an unidentifiable animal, and, throughout, the presence of squid.
Breathe In, Breathe Out
A Soon-to-Be Father Checks Into the Hospital
By Jonah Hall
"You're too young to have pneumonia!" the nurse said. I tell her we are expecting a little girl in about a month. I haven't taken anything resembling a clear, deep breath in about a week.
My Masculinity is Questioned by...a Swiss Watchmaker?
Tag Heuer and Chris Hemsworth Bravely Project Personal Insecurities onto the Public
By Pete Tothero
Now that I've given an Orwellian Tag Heuer watch advertisement the consideration it deserves, I understand the deeper message. And I find it brave.