The Lightning Room with Josette Akresh-Gonzales
–Interview by Diana Clarke January author Josette Akresh-Gonzales makes a case for for caring about commas after the apocalypse and remembering even when it would hurt less to forget. 1. I was so struck by one line in “The Trumpet Player”: “Mercy for caring deeply about commas/instead of migrant slaves.
[REVIEW] An Impenetrable Screen of Purest Sky, by Dan Beachy-Quick
Coffee House Press 256 pages, $15.95 Reviewed by Michael Peck Fairy tales are the Legos of art. From Mother Goose in 1695 to Pan’s Labyrinth, they uncork latent desires and dreams left otherwise bottled.
Because of your fatal addiction to art: A Conversation with Chelsea Hodson
–by Julie Hart I met Chelsea Hodson last July when she read at The Book Report, a reading series at the HiFi on New York’s Lower East Side. She “reported” on Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth by reading an essay about the boys of her own youth.