Editor’s Feature


“Allowing for strangeness in criticism”: A Conversation with M.I. Devine & a Short Film

M. I. Devine’s essays have appeared in American Literature, Adaptation, Measure, and Los Angeles Review of Books. His writing has won support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Cofounder of the pop music project Famous Letter Writer, he is an Associate Professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh. Kristina Marie […]


“This Party’s Dead: A Conversation with Erica Buist & a Folio of Short Stories” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling   Recently updated !

Erica Buist is a freelance writer and journalist, formerly a staffer at The Guardian, and she lectures at universities across the UK about features writing. She travelled to seven death festivals (in Mexico, Nepal, Sicily, Thailand, Madagascar, Japan and Indonesia) and wrote a book about it called This Party’s Dead, which […]


The Real Ambassadors: Reflections on the Politics of Poetic Representation by Andrea Applebee

listen to Thomas Ward reading this essay here. A few weeks ago, Charles Bernstein, Thomas Ward and I met for a discussion about the politics of poetic representation, and the ways we are marked by and engaged with language arising from our different experiences as secular Jewish, gay, and blind […]


Jacob Cooper’s Terrain: A Roundtable on Music, Poetry, and Collaboration with Jacob Cooper, Greg Alan Brownderville, Dora Malech, and Zach Savich

I first met the “conceptually intrepid” composer Jacob Cooper when he asked if I’d write a text for what became his debut full-length album, Silver Threads (Nonesuch, 2014). The album features a suite of  songs that extend from variations on classical haiku, performed by the “versatile, virtuosic” singer Mellissa Hughes. […]


“An Archeology of Myself: A Conversation with Novelist Nandini Bhattacharya” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Nandini Bhattacharya was born and raised in India and has called the United States her second continent for the last thirty years. Her short stories have been published or will be in the Saturday Evening Post Best Short Stories from the Great American Fiction Contest Anthology 2021, the Good Cop/Bad […]