Comics, book fair, Printers Row and CAKE.
Guns, basketball, friendship and heroism on Chicago’s West Side
Her ambitious new novel is an epic that cements Makkai’s reputation as one of our significant writers.
“Chiraq” unpacked by young Chicago literary artists and activists—”a vexed term and a space of possibility.”
Brown writes with remarkable clarity and insight about her rollercoaster of mania and depression.
A story of grief and loss, it follows what happens after a young woman disappears.
Selected literary events for May
“There will be a heavenly castle; there is a holy grail; there did fall golden apples.”
“When the numbers change, so does the woman.”
Poems published in journals today have double work to do. Because the gatekeepers are changing and the landscape is changing and the idea that social status and pedigree holding space for mediocrity is no longer accepted. So yeah, good luck on reading that incredibly tight and creatively dead piece of art—we’ll see whose soul it saves.