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The Rumpus shared a new comic by EG Shields.
Fluxblog’s Matthew Perpetua talked playlists with Margaret’s Newsletter.
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Ada Zhang recommended short story collections that draw from setting to build characters at Electric Literature.
Paste profiled Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy.
I have written poetry since I was very small. So, it’s usual for me to obsess on how things sound. When I was rereading this collection nonstop to find room [for] improvement, I realized that these stories talked about the liminal area where we queers had no idea if we were being accepted or completely rejected. And how fleeting our moments of joy are. And how close the word “hampir” was to “vampir.”
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The Creative Independent interviewed poet Jenny Sadre-Orafai.
Writing, for me, is about getting quiet. It’s not about trying to have the answers. It’s just about listening. One of the prompts I give to my students is to eavesdrop on a conversation and use that as a seed. It’s a way of getting outside of ourselves and finding another way in. There’s nothing wrong with sitting down and saying, “Okay, I’m going to write a poem about heartbreak.” But I think that if we start from our own experience, there’s no wonder or realization. That’s what excites me most about poetry that I read—the organic ways ideas unfurl.
Jónsi talked to NPR Music about the new Sigur Ros album.
The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.
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Literary Hub shared writing by Deborah Willis on writing about climate change.
Our Culture listed the best albums of the year so far.
HEAT shared two stories by Alena Lodkina.
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The Maris Review interviewed cartoonist Mattie Lubchansky.
Bandcamp Daily explored the Welsh-language DIY music scene.
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