An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading
I interview the poet R. Douglas Jacobs, author of Gethsemane: a Poem About Us. We discussed the creativity, sacrifice, and the epic.
he erotica writer Roxy Katt reviews my essay collection, The NSFW Files.
American Odd begins with a look at “Kooks,” by Donna Kossy, a compendium of strange systems of thought from the weirder crevices of the American Experience.
“The Red List” by Stephen Cushman, like an Internet web search, is a free associative romp.
The Megapolitan Flâneur is a series of short travel essays. These essays will focus on my trip to Chicago – September 4 – 6, 2013 – and what I experienced. Neither chronology or inventory, the essays will be reflective, free associative, and impressionistic.
I review Zbig, an anthology about Jimmy Carter’s national security advisor, and Trade, a dystopian novel about the commodification of sex.
Richard Melo is the author of the new novel, Happy Talk, about gun-toting nursing students and farcical nation-building efforts in Haiti. We discuss nation-building, literary form, and the publishing website Red Lemonade.
I’m heading to CONvergence in Bloomington, MN for the July 4th weekend and I joined the National Book Critics Circle.
This week, Karl Wolff returns to the NSFW Files to investigate “Naked Lunch,” by William S. Burroughs, the 1959 sensation that marked a watershed for free expression in literature and included Mugwumps, heroin, and lots and lots of sex.