Melissa Broder Archive

This Spring’s Must-Reads

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The warmer weather brings with it some of the best publications of the year, and here are four of our spring favorites. So Sad Today Melissa Broder March 15 Grand Central $15.99 Poet and Vice columnist Melissa Broder is undoubtedly one of the best essay stylists at work today.

“If I could I would cut off my lovers’ heads” : Eunice De Souza’s Nine Indian Women Poets

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“Anthologists invariably make enemies,” Eunice De Souza notes in her introduction to Nine Indian Women Poets. This anthology is unlike most anthologies, as De Souza takes up her editorial role to rally against universality, mapmaking, and flattery. De Souza isn’t seeking to make enemies, but she realizes that all

Indie Spotlight: Ampersand Books

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Founded by Jason Cook, Ampersand Books is the epitome of publishing in the twenty-first century—brash, fresh, and aggressive. Ampersand, and its imprint Bloody Fine Chapbooks, have moved at a breakneck pace on a shoestring budget to produce a list of books thick with dark wordplay and wry humor. From the