Mark Haber is perhaps one of the most influential yet low-key of tastemakers in the
book world. What Haber reads, people buy, because you know that when Haber recommends it,
it is the real deal.
One could refer to Whitehead as a poet, fiction writer, and critic, and yet, Whitehead’s work also exists without such easily defined boundaries.
Although Sandra Cisneros is most widely known for her authorship of beloved fiction books like The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, she calls herself, first, a poet-activist.
I learned about Victor LaValle, recent recipient of Ploughshares’s Alice Hoffman Prize, as I read an introduction to Shirley Jackson’s The Sundial, in which he recounts the humor, horror, and humanity he respects in her work.
In this sociopolitical climate, in which Ford’s novel has remained on the New York Times best-seller list for an impressive 130 weeks, what sense can we make of the simultaneity of American compassion co-existing in a (book) world in which Ann Coulter is also a bestseller?
If you’re at all alive in the Houston arts scene, chances are you’ve crossed paths with Jasminne Mendez in one of her capacities: as a poet, as an actor, as an educator, as a podcast host, or as a community organizer and programmer (sometimes all of these things in
I knew Danielle Lazarin on Twitter as a sharp, funny commentator on life as a woman, as a native New Yorker, as a writer, and I thought if she could sustain that voice in her fiction, then her forthcoming collection of short stories would be a glimmering jewel. Turns
Kate Hargreaves is a writer and roller derby skater who also happens to be one of the most active literary book and cover designers in Canada over the past few years, having designed titles for numerous presses.
Sun & Urn, Christopher Salerno’s latest book of poems, is filled with grief and loss, but deep down, it’s also a tender, sometimes funny, ultimately hopeful book. We talked about how you go from writing a poem to putting a book together.
With the appearance of Susan Elmslie's long-awaited second full-length collection Museum of Kindness, I asked her a few questions about it, and about writing in general.