Calendar of Events
What Can’t Be Sung: Xiaolu Guo and Nellie McKay in Conversation with Sasha Frere-Jones
Do novelists, poets, and musicians explore culture in different ways? Do the processes of writing music and writing literature speak to each other?
Ferguson: No Place for Repression in American Heartland
Reports today of police harassment, tear-gassing, and arrests of journalists covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri should be cause for alarm among writers—and citizens—everywhere. Two...
BY Alex Walton
All die, I’ll die / of breathing if I don’t die of holding someone / else’s breath, the downy vultures know; sunbathing // poor in Alexandrian authority offering / to do anything, give anything...
I Am China
BY Xiaolu Guo
Dear Queen, maybe this is not your business but I have had a very troubled bowel since I was a child, which is exactly what Fidel Castro has suffered from all his life. Bad intestine, knotted...
Five Poems from Prison
In 2012, Alireza Roshan was incarcerated at Evin prison in Iran—known for housing political prisoners and dissidents—on charges of “incitement and collusion with intent to disrupt national...