There’s a funny, parabolic quality to the emotional weather in Weather — amidst all the unsettling harbingers, the sensation of being in end times, there is still love.
Carolynn Kingyens’s debut book of poems, Before the Big Bang Makes a Sound, reminds us of our everyday struggles.
Strange Hotel focuses on a woman’s life in middle age, suspended between the hollow satisfactions of memory and anxiety about the future.
Gish Jen’s new novel asks, Is ambition worthwhile in a world without justice?
A victim Adrienne Miller is most certainly not: the self-portrait that emerges in her pages is of an accomplished, wise, wittily self-deprecating author of her own destiny.
Lawrence Joseph makes the case that representing violence in verse is necessary because of poetry’s value as art: to concisely capture these deadly events.
Amina Cain’s style is unusual, and it may tow readers so rapidly through this brief novel they won’t look back.
Here is why you have to read this book: It gives proof to my faith that those beautiful lines and paragraphs created through the ages can comfort in present distress and continue to do so as one heals.
Vivian Gornick is an elegist of the transformative experience of reading and writing, what she calls “the companionateness” of books.
“The idea that slavery was not economically important to New England as a whole is just emphatically not true.”