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Cover Photo: On the left is the cover of the novel AMERICAN FEVER, a bright blue book depicting a stylized illustration of a woman's face, against a textured pink background. On the right is a headshot of the writer Dur E Aziz Amna. She is wearing a black shirt and has her arms crossed over her chest.
Dur e Aziz Amna Is Adding Something Different to the Canon
Akanksha Singh interviews Dur e Aziz Amna about her novel ‘American Fever,’ the burdens of representation, and performing for the dominant culture.
Aug 25, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of the writer Elissa Bassist against a pink background. She is wearing white glasses and grimacing at the camera. To her left is the cover of her memoir, HYSTERICAL, which shows a graphic of a woman screaming.
Elissa Bassist Gave Her Book Everything She Had
In this interview, Elissa Bassist discusses her memoir “Hysterical,” keeping her humor sharp, and the endurance test of writing a book.
Sep 13, 2022

Cover Photo: This illustration shows a variety of people standing with their hands to the sky. They are in black and white, but bright bubbles in different colors float away from them and skyward, as if being released.
The Essay as a Form of Giving Up
One way to consider the essay is as a way to capture, study, and release back into the world a question or story that preoccupies you.
Jun 09, 2022
Cover Photo: This is a still of the animated Walt Disney Pictures movie 'Moana.' In it, a young Polynesian girl is holding onto a sailboat as she stares at the horizon of the sea.
What’s Beyond the Horizon of Your Obsession?
Take a deep dive into your obsession with this poetry prompt from Luther Hughes.
Sep 07, 2022
Cover Photo: This is an image of a trash can full of crumpled up paper that is turned on its side with the paper spilling out. The trash can is against a peach background.
Write a “Bad” Poem
When you try to be “good” it doesn’t always work, but something fascinating happens when you try to be “bad.”
Sep 14, 2022