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Garth Greenwell talks to composer Alan Pierson about creating an immersive musical experience using twenty-six screens placed around his apartment.
In this new series, writers present the books they’re finally making time for and consider what it’s like to read them in these strange times.
What has the eel been throughout history—in literature and art, as well as in its hidden existence just beneath the surface—if not uncanny?
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
Hass teaching at St. Mary's College, ca. 1977. Photo courtesy of the author.
Robert Hass read poetry early on, but he first imagined being a fiction writer. And though he would become known around the world for his poems—sometimes giving them titles like “Novella” and “A Story about the Body”—his first publication was a piece of prose fiction in a Faulknerian vein, printed in his college magazine. Later, his dissertation at Stanford combined an analysis of the nineteenth-century novel wit…
You were with us for only a month before cancer caused you to take a leave of absence. Inside the classroom, we studied. Outside, I wept.
Ten days after I called off my engagement I was supposed to go on a scientific expedition to study the whooping crane on the gulf coast of Texas.
Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Jason Alexander, Charlotte Rampling, Danez Smith, Sarah Manguso, Salman Rushdie, Molly Ringwald, Jenny Slate, Devendra Banhart, and more
West of Laramie, Elk Mt. snow covered top—Medicine Bow Mts. ranged black—that Road still ribbons past red sandstone buttes—“Looks like you shd be a yogi on each rock”—down the vast green valley floor Like Utah, like America, mountain rookeries cliffed distant under cloud-fished transparent sky—the Blue Shield, that might be heaven over the Ferris Mountains’ precipices (illustration) striped under snow dusty pine ridges. Great Divide Basi…