Over the summer while living in Philly, I had the chance to alternate between the city’s many distinctive bookshops, where I was able to pick up a wide range of titles.
To hope is to gamble. It’s to bet on the future, on your desires, on the possibility that an open heart and uncertainty is better than gloom and safety.
—Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark
A snapshot of a family in crisis, Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing reckons with the legacy of racial injustice in the Deep South.
This summer, I had the chance to check out the work of poet, critic, and memoirist Maggie Nelson: mini reviews of The Argonauts and Bluets are included below!
With the start of fall, I’ll begin my turn toward fiction with some of my most anticipated reads of the season, including Roxane Gay’s Ayiti and Ling Ma’s Severance.
Weekly updates and mini poetry reviews for sam sax’s Bury It, Eve Ewing’s Electric Arches, and Hieu Minh Nguyen’s Not Here.
Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive.
—Zadie Smith, Feel Free