Shorties (Szilvia Molnar Interviewed, New Music by Esther Rose, and more)

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Szilvia Molnar talked to The Millions about her debut novel The Nursery.

Stream a new song by Esther Rose.

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Chocky by John Wyndham
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Vulture listed the best albums of the year so far.

Nicole Chung discussed her new memoir with Debutiful, Electric Literature and Morning Edition.

Chung talked books and reading with Literary Hub.

Stream a new song by the Album Leaf.

CBC Books previewed spring’s most anticipated Canadian books.

Susannah Hoffs talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Poets reviewed poetry written by ChatGPT at VICE.

Which brings us to a larger question: What does it even mean for a chatbot to write a poem, given poetry’s subject matter is often inseparable from the human condition? “If you teach computers how to write poems, you’re going to have much bigger problems like computers crying in cafes, smoking clove cigarettes, and falling in love with old Macintosh computers that don’t exist anymore,” jokes Matthew Zapruder, a poet and associate professor in the Saint Mary’s College of California, while speaking to to Motherboard.

Stream a new song by Andy Bell & Masal.

Literary Hub shared a conversation between authors Yuko Tsushima and Annie Ernaux.

The members of Nickel Creek recommended albums at Bandcamp Daily.

Dolen Perkins-Valdez discussed her new novel Take My Hand with Shondaland.

KG: What is your advice for aspiring authors?

DPV: If this is your passion, it will happen. I’ve never known anybody who really wanted this that it didn’t happen for. If your book doesn’t sell or get published, write another one. I wrote three novels that never sold before I sold my first book, so keep writing; read everybody and everything. I would [also] say know your readership, whoever they may be, honor them, and take care of them.

Stream a new song by Daryl Johns.

PopMatters reconsidered Tracy Chapman’s self-titled debut album 35 years after its release.

Literary Hub shared a story from Alejandro Varela’s collection The People Who Report More Stress.

Stream a new Peter Gabriel song.

BrooklynVegan listed spring’s most anticipated albums.

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