Hannah Tinti discusses how The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley came into being, the formation of its characters, and how twelve scars and the celestial heavens help give this book structure and heft. ...more
We’re excited to share that we’ll be reading Eloisa Amezcua’s debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, as our January Poetry Book Club selection!
Ada Limón, author of Bright Dead Things, writes:
A complex examination of how we come to love and how we come to be, the poems in From the Inside Quietly create an intricate and urgent music of the border and the feminine body. With a voice that’s barbed at times but also full of empathy and grace, this is a powerful debut that will continue to rattle and quake in the mind.
Saturday 12/16: Visit Uncharted Books for the 11th installment of the Chimera Reading Series. Readers include Jessica Baer, Gillian Douple, and Jenn Tatum. 5 p.m., donations to Humble Hearts encouraged.
It has been with this embarrassing and self-inflicted confidence that I have written this book about myself, hoping to expose myself as the piece of shit I am, but also show how sweet and beautiful shit can be.
I’ve always been fascinated by art that is willing to engage with the dirty underbelly of the body, femininity, sexuality, America, and coming of age, and none of these realms escape Martin’s careful eye. In Caca Dolce, she lets the reader in on a singular life, from childhood to the present: toilet paper and truth or dare, a personal pact against spoons, dangerous teenage liaisons, obsessive art, sexual confusion, class struggles, and pizza barf. Martin, who has published four previous books, brings similar levels of frankness and levity to each of her subjects, with conclusions both artful and unexpected. (more…)
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How America’s front pages reported Roy Moore’s loss.