Manijeh Moradian with Golnar Adili
Finding Manijeh felt like putting yet another piece of the puzzle of my fragmented past into place. In fact, we had just startedseparately and unaware of one anothers journeysto reckon with our parents revolutionary pasts. More precisely, it was revolutionary affects, the core of Manijeh's book This Flame Within, which brought us back together.
John Keene with Akil Kumarasamy
One of the things I love about poetry books is that they have this sense that youre going on a journey and its an associative journey.
Asja Bakićs SweetlustBy Yvonne C. Garrett
Asja Bakić writes with rare wit about lust, love, science, the climate disaster, time travel, and even provides a female take on the sufferings of Goethes Young Werther.
Yerra Sugarman with Tony Leuzzi
Earlier in our discussion, printed below, Sugarman noted a moral risk of representing the Holocaust in literature in domesticating the unspeakable horrors of the Shoah using aesthetic conventions to grasp the ungraspable.
Steven Powell with Jill Dearman
When it comes to James Ellroy, Powell is the go-to expert who plays sleuth to the inventor of many an L.A. sleuth.
Yevgenia Belorusetss War DiaryBy John Domini
War Diary mounts an unrelenting assault on civilized comforts.
Nadia Uddin’s Edison in the HoodBy Zach Schwab
The story unfolds amidst a world of compelling innovation, and yet much of its tension centers around the age-old dilemma of familial relationships.
Barbara Chase-Riboud’s I Always Knew: A MemoirBy Donatien Grau
I Always Knew: A Memoir (Princeton University Press, 2022) is the intimate, profound introduction to a life constantly driven by intelligence, creativity, restless at times, always thoughtful.