Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's memoir, The End of San Francisco (City Lights
2013), won a Lambda Literary Award in transgender nonfiction, and her most
recent anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges
to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Des...
How does a body do what it does: make love, mistakes, create life, exist
after life; how does a body evolve, celebrate, regret, reconsider its big and
small moments: these are the passionate concerns of Alicia Rabins’ Fruit
Geode, a book that I could not stop reading onc...
Host Ken Jones talks with Thomas Kohnstamm, author of the new novel Lake
City, from Counterpoint Press.
Lake City tells the story of Lane Bueche, a 27 year-old reluctant adult, born
and raised in the Northeast Seattle neighborhood Lake City, a place untouched
by the growth...
“In Pretend We Live Here, characters bleed and breathe with a caustic
energy that dares the reader to keep pace as they are taken from the Deep
South to Western Europe and back again. Genevieve Hudson is a new,
coming-of-age voice that spotlights rural America, injecting...
“Yang rebuilds for the reader a town that is notable for its many stark
contrasts: restored & ruined buildings, wealth & poverty, international art &
border enforcement. Hey, Marfa makes a remarkable poetic accounting of the
ways imagination is currently working with & a...
Host Ken Jones talks with Leland de la Durantaye, author of the new novel
Hannah Versus the Tree from McSweeney’s Press.
Leland is a critic, translator, and professor of comparative literature at
the Claremont Colleges. His journalism and criticism have appeared in The New ...
In luminous, vivid, searingly honest prose, the stories in White Dancing
Elephants center on the experiences of diverse women of color—cunning,
bold, and resolute—facing sexual harassment and racial violence, as well as
the violence women inflict upon each other. Combini...
WHEREAS confronts the coercive language of the United States government in
its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes,
and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its
perpetrators. Through a virtuosic array of s...