Geeta Kothari is the nonfiction editor of the Kenyon Review. Her essay “If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?” is widely taught in universities and has been reprinted in several anthologies, including in Best American Essays. She is the editor of Did My Mama Like […]
Not all movie moments are created equal. You think about De Niro in front of the mirror, Duvall sniffing napalm in the morning. You think about Denzel screaming that King Kong ain’t got shit on him. You think of Meryl Streep. So many moments for her you just […]
Poet Morgan Parker released a poetry collection on the 14th titled There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. The poems use Beyoncé and Lady Gaga as foils to analyze race, social justice, and gender.
I learned the term future shock long before it held any emotional resonance for me. It was the title of Alvin Toffler’s best-selling book in 1970, almost half a century ago. The term means exactly what it suggests: the sense of being overwhelmed by what Toffler called “the […]
Carnival is just around the corner, but the mood in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago’s capital city is somber. Merchants throughout the city just aren’t seeing celebrants and partygoers come in droves to buy costumes and decorations for their famous carnival fetes (parties). Without a doubt, the […]
REVIEWED BY LYNNE WEISS Apocalypse All the Time by David S. Atkinson | Literary Wanderlust, 2017| ISBN: 978-1-942856-07-8 David S. Atkinson’s Apocalypse All The Time opens with an earthquake, and proceeds from there through a series of apocalyptic events, including floods, droughts, power outages, zombies, threatened annihilation through an […]
……………PARLAYING The ticking and chimes add nothing to the unhinged details, to the witness disengaged, or to this trimmed lawn, these rakings fictionalized, have nothing to say for the appearances, the sounded densities, the unspecific measures odd lines rhapsodize, inflecting an idiocy the village has no means of […]
Has Valentine’s Day got you down because your heart was shit on and sprinkled in vomit-flavored bacon bits? Well, have I got a mixtape for you! It has directionless horniness and on-point spite, all in one compilation. Check it out. The Magnetic Fields “Absolutely Cuckoo” The first track […]
AWP Tackles Politics, Serial Fiction, a Rare Book Heist & More! Your Weekly Lit News Update by Laurel Dowswell
Thousands of writers, publishers, and teachers descended upon Washington, D.C., this week for the annual AWP Conference and Book Fair — with more than books on their minds.
When you get born they hand you a costume and sometimes you learn how to wear it, and other times you never quite learn how to make it fit. I was lucky though—when I was young, at least, I could pass for a Believer. A Believer in Christ, […]