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Sep 26, 2021

Rachel Long is the author of the poetry collection My Darling from the Lions, available from Tin House. First published by Picador in the UK, it was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, and was named a Best Poetry Book of 2020 by The Guardian.

Long is the founder of Octavia Poetry...


Sep 22, 2021

Lucie Elven is the author of the debut novel The Weak Spot, available from Soft Skull Press.

Elven has written for publications including The London Review of BooksGranta, and NOON. She is the former deputy editor of The Believer magazine, and The Weak Spot is her first book. She lives in London.

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Sep 15, 2021

Today on the podcast, an episode devoted to the life and legacy of the late author, activist, diarist, and digital native Mark Baumer. A new book, The One on Earth: Selected Works of Mark Baumer, is available now from Fence Books. It was edited by Blake Butler and Shane Jones, with a foreword by Claire Donato. Butler,...


Sep 12, 2021

Anna Qu is the author of Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor, available from Catapult.

Qu is a Chinese American writer. She writes personal essays on identity and growing up in New York as an immigrant. Her work has appeared in Poets & Writers, Lithub, Threepenny ReviewLumina, Kartika, Kweli, Vol.1 Brooklyn,...


Sep 8, 2021

Leigh Stein is the guest. Her new poetry collection, What to Miss When, is available from Soft Skull.

Stein is the author of five books including the novel Self Care and the poetry collection Dispatch from the Future. She has also written for The New York TimesThe Washington Post, AllureELLEThe CutSalon,...