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Michael Hayward on books that may make you a better writer. more

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Jill Mandrake discusses Kevin Shaw's poetry. more

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Mallory Ortberg's subversive dark fairy tales. more

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Patty Osborne shares insights on Peter Carey's book. more

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Michael Hayward on a selection of Notting Hill Editions' latest releases. more

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Kelsea O'Connor on "The Case of the Gilded Lily," a film by Shipwrecked Comedy. more

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Mandelbrot schleps a pen around for a week to feel it out. more

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Michael Hayward on "Autumn" by Karl Ove Knausgaard. more

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Jill Mandrake on "The Orwell Tapes" compiled by Stephen Wadhams. more

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Thad McIlroy on "The Weekend Man" by Richard B. Wright. more

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Jasmine Sealy on "You Can't Stay Here" by Jasmina Odor. more

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Cole’s most recent book, Blind Spot (Random House), a generous hardcover printed on glossy stock, presents Cole’s photographs on recto pages, with brief, allusive essays on the facing verso page. more

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Together the images in Bathers constitute a supreme study of ordinary bodies, and demonstrate in visceral ways just how unique is the ordinary body: no two alike, each an expression of itself. more

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Stolen honeycombs, a fiancé training to be a missionary in Africa, a picnic marred by quicksand and fog, a fundraising party for pig pensions... more

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Helen Garner’s novel "The Spare Room" opens in Melbourne as the protagonist and narrator, a middle-aged woman also named Helen (hmm), prepares for the visit of Nicola, her dear friend. more

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"Drawing the Line: The How to Draw Book" is best suited for young artists who are interested in graphic novels or comic stories. more

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"This Accident of Being Lost" by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (House of Anansi) is a sharp collection of short stories and poetry that resists the colonialism of contemporary Canada. more

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Her story powers along; eventually she will arrive at the start, returning to the losses set down in the preface, losses so terrible we won’t mind if she chickens out. more

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The success of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel On the Road marked the start of the Beat era, his “spontaneous prose” style a striking departure from the formalities of previous generations of American writers. more

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As a Nisga’a writer, I’m often deeply invested in not only how other poets are tackling issues through poetry but also how Indigenous writers are navigating that same terrain. Reading poetry is necessary. Reading Indigenous writing is essential. more

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