Interviews

Conversations

Signal and Noise

A dialogue on presencing Blackness
Aleshea Harris,
Douglas Kearney
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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
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Conversations

The Limits of Empathy

Two writers on the ethics of pen and paper
Namwali Serpell,
Maria Tumarkin
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A portrait of Aysegül Savas
Interviews

Aysegül Savas on Being Edited

The dangers and glories of revision
Meghan O’Rourke
April 13, 2020
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Conversations

The Radicalizing Effects of Motherhood

How parenthood changes everything
Meghan O’Rourke,
Brenda Shaughnessy,
Amy Herzog
April 1, 2020
A portrait of poet Robyn schiff
Interviews

Robyn Schiff on Going Long

Precise poems in challenging times
Maggie Millner
March 3, 2020
Portrait of a man, smiling
Interviews

Craig Fehrman on Presidential Prose

Writings from Washington to Trump
Andrew Heisel
February 19, 2020
A portrait of author Daniel Poppick
Interviews

Daniel Poppick on End Times

Art's amiable cruelty
Maggie Millner
February 12, 2020
A portrait of poet Aria Aber in sunlight
Interviews

Aria Aber on the Poetry of Exile

Writing what can't be named
Meghan O’Rourke
February 4, 2020
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Interviews

Ben Lerner on Writing and Magic Pills

The poet and novelist goes home
Catherine Barnett
January 1, 2020