Shortly after I lost my job teaching, I began taking my daughter on walks through the rural cemetery near the housing tract where we lived. We’d walk at dusk to watch the crows arrive from all corners of our small city, thousands of them, all reptile black and shiny, all cronking and cawing, a re…
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Her Left Hand, The Darkness
Alison Smith on the week she spent with Ursula K. Le Guin.
Plays Bossa Nova
This surreal tale from Haruki Murakami circles a Charlie Parker album that never existed. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.
A monastic community persists after a ‘great chaos and collapse’ in this story by the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, Olga Tokarczuk. Translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft
Two poems from Rebecca Tamás’ collection WITCH.
On High Heels and Lotus Feet
Summer Brennan on high heels, foot-binding, and our ongoing performances of gender.
‘I naively believed as a child that I would always have a father present, and the truth seems to be that I always will.’