Shorties (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on His New Novel, New Music from Tiny Ruins, and more)

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah talked to Vulture about his new novel Chain Gang All Stars.

Stream a new Tiny Ruins song.

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Stream two new songs by Kevin Morby.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Gina Chung.

I love writing and thinking about and reading characters that don’t make the best decisions and often are quite flawed, as you said. My favorite kinds of characters are the ones that are really inherently flawed in those ways, where it’s like, maybe you’re rooting for them, maybe you identify with them a little bit. But you want to shake them and be like, “Why are you doing this to yourself?”

Stream a new song by Jess Williamson.

Anna Badkhen talked to the Nation about her book Bright Unbearable Reality.

Stream a new Palehound song.

Full Stop interviewed author Christine Imperial.

Stream a new Wye Oak song.

Book Riot and Literary Hub recommended the week’s best new books.

Stream two new Deer Tick songs.

Kavita Das shared an essay about Judy Blume at Electric Literature.

Stream a new Beach Fossils song.

Talk Easy interviewed author Jennifer Egan.

Stream a new Pines of Rome song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Claire Dederer’s book Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma.

Stream a new song by Crumb.

Electric Literature interviewed poet Evie Schockley.

Because I write poems, not books of poetry, I don’t approach the page with any sense that what I write today must be “like” what I wrote yesterday. I try to avoid my default modes and attune myself closely to what the ideas, language, or feelings giving rise to a poem seem to want to become.

Stream a new song by Annie Blackman.

The Quietus shared an excerpt from the book Everything Keeps Dissolving: Conversations With Coil

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