Joshua Bennett

January 20, 2016

Baldwin sang The Fire Next Time
in 1963 & we are living in the wake
of his impossible love. […]

Alexis Almeida

January 20, 2016

my friend Shamala at the window, the egg-colored wall, Saj in the shower, my mom in the kitchen with the three glass bowls, never used, the shallow sink, the old woman reads the magazine in the museum basement, hands shaking, fingers follow words, my callow sympathy, I am coming to be everything I hate […]

David Thacker

January 20, 2016

Lean back, and watch the almost father flounder:
he’s become an enormous pair of eyes, isn’t
holding his wife’s hand. Her hands relax across
her chest, bare belly a soft gong. Below her navel, […]

National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for 2015

January 18, 2016

Today the NBCC announced its 30 finalists in six categories––autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry–for the outstanding books of 2015. The winners of three additional prizes were announced as well. The National Book Critics […]

Natalie Eilbert

January 17, 2016

The worry is always whether my indulgence like a regular subject-predicate is universal.

The worry is whether the scope of my writing now rests too firmly on autobiography and the sexual violence of autobiography. […]

Emilia Phillips

January 17, 2016

Poetry of Emilia Phillips and a conversation between Phillip B. Williams and Emilia. […]

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