Shorties (Helen Elaine Lee Interviewed, New Music from Faye Webster, and more)

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Helen Elaine Lee discussed her novel Pomegranate with Electric Literature.

Some of the things I’m trying to capture in Pomegranate is the devastating and psychological toll of incarceration, the trauma of retributive captivity and deprivation, feeling invisible, the lack of privacy and respect and choice, and the destruction of families.

Stream a new song by Faye Webster.

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Stream a new song by Jarvis Cocker and Seu Jorge.

Financial Times is recommending summer reading this week.

The Creative Independent shared a conversation between musicians Matt Berninger and Becca Harvey.

Mikki Brammer talked books and reading with Debutiful.

Stream a new song by M. Ward and First Aid Kit.

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

Jen B. Larson, author of the new anthology Hit Girls: Women of Punk In the USA. 1975-1983, discussed several of her favorite albums with Bandcamp Daily.

Johanna Hedva discussed her brilliant novel Your Love Is Not Good with Kirkus.

I wanted to write about things that make me the most ethically uncomfortable, and I wanted to write a first-person narrator whom I disagree with politically. The reason is because I think this is what fiction is very good at—getting into all that gunk. Often I think of something Deborah Levy said, that “fiction is a wonderful home for the reach of the mind,” and as she said it, she reached her hand into the air and closed her fingers into a fist.

Stream a new Slowdive song.

Electric Literature shared an new essay by Rita Chang-Eppig.

The Vinyl Factory listed the best albums of the year so far.

Full Stop interviewed poet David Larsen.

Stream a new song by Anna Tivel.

Lorrie Moore talked reading and writing with Literary Hub.

Stream a new song by the Smile.

The Los Angeles Review of Books shared a conversation between authors Terese Svoboda and Jim Ruland.

Stream a new Baroness song.

The Heavy Feather Review interviewed author Zak Ferguson.

Sam Blasucci shared three cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

The Guardian profiled author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.

Stream a new song by Annie Hart.

Stream a new Guided By Voices song.

Stream two new songs by Woods.

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