The Literary Influences Behind Jordan Peele's "Us"

Column by Christopher Shultz
There are film references abound in Jordan Peele's latest, but the written word also plays an important role in its proceedings.

The World of Yuri Herrera

Column by Gabino Iglesias
With three books already published in English, there is no better time to explore the work of Yuri Herrera, one of Mexico's most exciting and innovative voices.

Library Love: Seed Libraries

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Seed libraries are the coolest oldest newest way to gain access to the biodiversity in your region.

Amy Hempel, 'Sing To It,' and The Death Of Minimalism

Column by Peter Derk
March 26, 2019 (2) comments
Is Amy Hempel's "Sing To It" the dying breath of great minimalist writing?

Help, There Are Feelings In My Sex: The Origins of Girl Like A Bomb

Column by Autumn Christian
Christian's latest is a female coming-of-age story that's a cross between an X-men origin story and Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac".

11 Classic Poetry Collections to Celebrate World Poetry Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Check out 11 of the best poetry collections of modern literature to celebrate World Poetry Day!

Blew Your Resolution? Get Back In The Saddle

Column by Peter Derk
Remember how you said you'd do better this year? Not working out, is it? Let's get up and running again.

Reading Haruki Murakami: A Primer

March 19, 2019 (2) comments
An introduction into the wonderful surrealist world of Haruki Murakami.

Storyville: Reading Broadly to Write Better

Column by Richard Thomas
In order to write deep, layered, original fiction you MUST read broadly.

When it Comes to Writing, Is There Such a Thing as Trying Too Hard?

Column by Annie Neugebauer
March 15, 2019 (2) comments
What do people mean when they say someone is "trying too hard"? How does it apply to writers?