Archive for June, 2012

I just read it today, and I feel uplifted. Sometimes when you read these interviews, you get this feeling of stilted language or ideas, whether from the writer or the interviewer. In this case, there’s none of that (fellow poet Charles Simic is the interviewer). Probably because Tate has such a great sense of humor. […]


Ben Greenman wrote this up in The New Yorker. I wish I had been there. Patti Smith’s memoir is great, and I’m really looking forward to Neil’s.


Dean Wareham writes about his pursuit of out-of-print Jonathan Richman/Modern Lovers records and his love of Richman’s music over the years, and getting his son into him. Check it out here.


You can now find it for the Nook, the Kindle and the Sony e-Reader, among others.


This story, “North of,” by Marie-Helene Bertino, Jim Shepard’s selection for Recommended Reading, is a knockout. I read it a few years ago in the Mississippi Review, and it blew me away. I’m happy to see it highlighted here.



The Lit Pub is looking for your prose. Contest deadline is June 30, and the entry fee is $25. Check it out here. From their site: “We are pleased to announce our First Annual Prose Contest, which is now open for entries. Submit your best prose manuscript. We’re looking for novels, novellas, memoirs, lyric essays, […]