Carolyn Forché joins booksellers and authors to raise money for Ukraine.
An interview with Jorie Graham on distraction, ecological devastation, and the future of the medium of poetry.
Kwame Dawes named Brittle Paper’s 2022 Literary Person of the Year.
Review of Akil Kumarasky’s Meet Me by the Roaring Sea, a “…mesmerizing and odd novel…haunting and beautiful.”
Read Dunya Mikhail’s poem “Friendship Snapshot” here: My friend is always busy, / so I made a new friend / of Play-Doh.
Meghan O’Rourke recommends six books on understanding pain and illness including titles by Natasha Trethewey and Susan Sontag.
Haleh Liza Gafori’s Gold, a dazzling translation of a selection of Rumi’s poetry, included on this list of Favorite Books of 2022.
Review of Dunya Mikhail’s latest: “In The Bird Tattoo, Iraqi women are sold as slaves.”
Joy Harjo and the “portal to grace” in poetry; she believes that poems can give us “new ways to speak with each other.”
Read an excerpt from Percival Everett’s latest Dr. No: “John Milton Bradley Sill aspired to be a Bond villain, the fictitious nature of James Bond notwithstanding.”