Shorties (An Interview with Rodrigo Rey Rosa, PJ Harvey Interviewed, and more)

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The Brooklyn Rail interviewed author Rodrigo Rey Rosa.

PJ Harvey discussed her new album, I Inside the Old Year Dying, with All Songs Considered.

It quite quickly took its own shape, and then felt like it was leading me. But one of the keys that opened up this world for me was the Dorset dialect. As a poet, it gave me such another lively form to work with, because it gave the words a kind of double meaning. For instance, you’re pulling the word “wordle” out. Although it means “world” in Dorset dialect, you’ve also got “word” in there — and, of course, the word of God. It carries such an enormous capacity for wrapping everything together.

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Stream a new song by Mary Jane Dunphe.

Debutiful recommended July’s best debut books.

Kirkus profiled author Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

Stream a new song by Kristin Hersh.

The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.

Musician Julia Bailen shared an essay on the need for healthcare for musicians at SPIN.

Amelia Possanza talked to Electric Literature about her book, Lesbian Love Story.

In the spirit of my librarian mom and the literal card catalog in my house growing, I want to make the little card catalog of lesbians for myself and invite other people to come add to it. I’m not going to find them all. So, I took the lack of representation that I saw growing up along with my love of reading and collecting things and put them together.

Stream a new song by Florry.

The Toronto Star profiled Anohni.

“Let’s try to be honest about who we are and where we stand and what’s happened on the land and what’s happening on the land. And let’s try to feel that, and not to punish oneself. Let’s also try to be gracious with ourselves in that process and tender with ourselves and forgiving of ourselves for our complicity in these processes. Because the guilt and shame is just going to paralyze and annihilate your agency. And it’s fine to touch on guilt and shame, but it’s not a productive stance to wallow in it.”

The Rumpus shared a new comic by Kathleen Radigan.

Stream a new song by Fotocrime.

Literary Hub recommended screenplays to read this summer.

BrooklynVegan listed its favorite albums of the year so far.

Stream a new song by Glasser.

JSTOR Daily remembered poet H.D.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter M. Ward.

Douglas Stuart talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new song by Art School Girlfriend.

Literary Hub recommended the most anticipated books yet to be published this year.

Stream a new song by Hanna Georgas.

Stereogum reconsidered TV on the Radio’s Young Liars album on its 20th anniversary.

Literary Hub shared a metafiction reading list.

Stream a new song by Teenage Fanclub.

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