Why We Read, an Interview with Philipp Meyer

February 1, 2011

Tags: Philipp Meyer, literature, family, gender, postmodernism, work, writing

When I first read Philipp Meyers American Rust I was struck by the poetry of it and exhilarated by the issues the author brought to light. It was the first novel Id read by a contemporary that excited my sensibilities for language as well as meaning. Its a courageous and deeply sensitive piece of fiction and to me it heralded (more…)

Guest Blog by Jan Clausen: O My Distributed Selves, You Billions

December 15, 2010

Tags: Jan Clausen, writing, literature, environment

Jan Clausen is the author of 11 books in a range of genres. If You Like Difficulty (Harbor Mountain Press) and From a Glass House (IKON), both poetry, came out in 2007. Older titles include her memoir Apples and Oranges: My Journey Through Sexual Identity (Houghton Mifflin) and the novel Sinking, Stealing (Crossing Press). (more…)