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A review of Jenny Johnson’s debut poetry collection <i>In Full Velvet</i>

A review of Jenny Johnson’s debut poetry collection In Full Velvet

Johnson is deft at capturing flashes of experience and spinning them into something more sublime

Bob Hartley’s North and Central

A crime novel combines sharply observed characters with a fast-paced narrative

Judith Vollmer’s The Apollonia Poems

The 69 pages contain a fair amount of experimentation

Bill Steigerwald tells the story of the Pittsburgh journalist who went undercover as a black man in the Jim Crow South

Ray Sprigle was a driven journalist always on the hunt for a good story

A review of Geeta Kothari’s debut story collection, I Brake For Moose

While many of these stories end hopefully, there’s also a sense of fate at play.

Five Questions with Colm Tóibín

“A contemporary novel doesn’t lend itself to heroism.”

Two new books combine poetry and art

Reviews of Under the Kaufmann’s Clock and The 4 Seasons

A conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer

Author discusses his latest novel, Here I Am

ToonSeum adding classes for youths

First sessions to begin later in June

Author and investor Jeff Gramm on shareholder activism

“Activism can be sanctimonious, but the moral outrage can also be sincere.”



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