Bookworm

Bookworm

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Those who read to write will want to hear Eileen Myles talk about “For Now,” which is part of the "Why I Write" series from Yale University Press.

Venerated critic Harold Bloom’s final book “Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of the Reader’s Mind over a Universe of Death” is discussed by the poets Alan Felsenthal and…

David Rieff discusses “Divorcing” by Susan Taubes: the reimagined end of an autobiographical marriage.

Garth Greenwell discusses seeking human truths by writing into an abyss, and his new novel Cleanness .

Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book “The Freezer Door” explores the idea of radical visions not predicated on dominant forms.

Jen Craig discusses writing “Panthers and the Museum of Fire,” a short and expansive book that feels immense, rich and complex.

Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.