Interviews

Conversations

Signal and Noise

A dialogue on presencing Blackness
Aleshea Harris,
Douglas Kearney
Photo of Aleshea Harris on left; photo of Douglas Kearney on right
Conversations

Finding a Literary Inheritance

Four Korean American writers on jeong and the elusiveness of home
Alexander Chee,
Julia Cho,
Susan Choi,
Cathy Park Hong

Conversations

The Radicalizing Effects of Motherhood

How parenthood changes everything
Meghan O’Rourke,
Brenda Shaughnessy,
Amy Herzog

Conversations

The Merits of Imperfection

Why literature’s best is usually deeply flawed
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum,
Yiyun Li
Conversations

The Body in Verse

A dialogue on literary somatics
Bhanu Kapil,
Jonah Mixon-Webster
Photo of Bhanu Kapil on left; photo of Jonah Mixon-Webster on right
Conversations

The Limits of Empathy

Two writers on the ethics of pen and paper
Namwali Serpell,
Maria Tumarkin
Photo of Namwali Serpell on left; photo of Maria Tumarkin on right

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Interviews

Illustrated portrait of Elif Batuman and Ama Codjoe
Conversations

A Failed Book Club

How does one decide when to give up and stop reading?
Elif Batuman,
Ama Codjoe
June 14, 2021
Graphic of basketball players Julius Randle and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Conversations

Game Is Life

Basketball, poetry, and the NBA playoffs
Kaveh Akbar,
Vivian Lee,
Ben Purkert,
Nabila Lovelace
May 27, 2021
James Merrill in a kitchen
TYR Talks

James Merrill's Letters and Legacy

A conversation about the renowned poet's enduring influence
May 21, 2021
Photo of Alexander Chee; photo of Julia Cho; photo of Susan Choi; photo of Cathy Park Hong
Conversations

Finding a Literary Inheritance

Four Korean American writers on jeong and the elusiveness of home
Alexander Chee,
Julia Cho,
Susan Choi,
Cathy Park Hong
December 1, 2020
Photo of Aleshea Harris on left; photo of Douglas Kearney on right
Conversations

Signal and Noise

A dialogue on presencing Blackness
Aleshea Harris,
Douglas Kearney
December 1, 2020
Photo of Bhanu Kapil on left; photo of Jonah Mixon-Webster on right
Conversations

The Body in Verse

A dialogue on literary somatics
Bhanu Kapil,
Jonah Mixon-Webster
December 1, 2020
Photo of Sarah Shun-lien Bynum on left; photo of Yiyun Li  on right
Conversations

The Merits of Imperfection

Why literature’s best is usually deeply flawed
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum,
Yiyun Li
December 1, 2020
Photo of Namwali Serpell on left; photo of Maria Tumarkin on right
Conversations

The Limits of Empathy

Two writers on the ethics of pen and paper
Namwali Serpell,
Maria Tumarkin
December 1, 2020
Headshot of Chiasson
Interviews

Dan Chiasson on the Poetry of Reading and the Darkness of Endless Summer

How do you turn lived experience into words?
Maggie Millner
September 18, 2020
Key Blue, by Joseph Schillinger, 1934
Interviews

Cathy Park Hong on Minor Feelings

The major weight of minor feelings
Meghan O’Rourke
June 1, 2020