READ • WATCH • LISTEN
Avtar Singh takes us from the LED-lit city to the quiet suburbs to the crematorium to a river, and every river leads to the sea. Melissa Brown introduces us to three Karens: one is a cat with Instagram selfies captioned #pissedoffpussy. Alia Salim is posing in the photo booth. Paul Hostovsky thinks "worship" sounds like "warship." A dog barks at Andres Cordoba, and he wonders if this is bad providence. Zach Swiss wants to build his story's second headquarters in our heads, while Lauren Holguin breaks ground at 7th and Clinton. Moni Brar may only be language. And Artemisio Romero y Carver is in a spacesuit made of home.
ROMERO Y CARVER
“Self Portrait as Artemisia, Walking to Class”
and other poems
"I am / a snake woman / some morning / I might / find a boot / over the hole / I live / through / and / bite it."
EPISODE 1: INDICTMENT
Get ready to be read to like a baby at bedtime. Episode 1, hosted by Troy Stevens and Jarett "J." Rodriguez, features the work of Alia Salim, Andres Cordoba and Paul Hostovsky.
What do Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler), April Sinclair (whose book, Coffee Will Make You Black, will soon be a major motion picture) and luminary poet Arisa White have in common?
Subnivean. Catch these heavyweight authors in conversation, and then prepare to get read to like a baby at bedtime by the Subnivean Awards finalists: poets Chaun Ballard, Joan Kwon Glass, Canaan Morse and Emma Wynn; fiction writers Nicole Lynn Cohen, Jared Green, Angie Kang and Kyle Rea.
"I would recommend, like, a bottle of Jim Beam ... before Googling yourself." — Daniel Handler