Matt Borondy, Publisher/Editor:
Arcadia by Lauren Groff
Pocket Kings by Ted Heller
What Changes Everything by Masha Hamilton
The Narrow Circle by Nathan Hoks
Ploughshares guest edited by Major Jackson (Spring 2013 issue)
The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
Proposals for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned by Michael Sheehan
Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama
Robert Birnbaum, Editor-at-Large:
Shoot the Dog by Brad Smith (title based on a Sam Peckinpah anecdote)
Angel Baby by Richard Lange
The Realm of Last Chances by Steve Yarborough
Ready for Brand New Beat by Mark Kurlansky
Light of the World by James Lee Burke
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
Clay’s Quilt by Silas House
The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell
Train by Peter Dexter (for the second time)
One of my favorite quotes by Dexter:
“He runs the Cassidy crime family. Little people with enormous heads, every one if them. And they’ve all have been shot in the head, and they never die They believe it’s the luck of the Irish—they walk around thinking they were all born lucky—and it never occurred to any them yet that if they were that fucking lucky, they wouldn’t keep getting shot.”
I regularly read Paul Krugman and Gail Collins in the NYT and anything by Rebecca Solnit (frequently @ TomDispatch).
I also binge watched Orange is the New Black which despite the obvious implausibility of a TV drama about life in a woman’s penal institution manages to be quite watchable and subtle.
Jesse Rice-Evans, Nonfiction Editor:
I just finished Kate Zambreno’s stellar hybrid memoir/theory/musing Heroines, which is definitely not for staunch anti-feminists, but brilliant for everyone else.
These are accompanied by lots of tea and open windows.
Anna-Lynne Williams, Music Editor:
J. Dee Cochran, Poetry Editor:
James Warner, Fiction Editor:
Matthew Tiffany, Books Editor:
Hilarie Ashton, Assistant Editor:
Dressing Up for the Carnival by Carol Shields
Shoshana Felman’s Literature and Psychoanalysis: The Question of Reading
What are you reading, Internet?