Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.

Katya Apekina’s novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish has a dark sense of humor, and an interest in the soul.

Sarah Rose Etter’s  The Book of X  belongs to a literary conversation about the grotesque and surreal.

Characters with DNA, blood and soul populate forty three stories and a novella by Peter Orner:  Maggie Brown & Others .

From the archives, a highly resonate conversation with Toni Morrison about transfiguring love, as portrayed in her novel  Beloved .

A Mercy (Knopf) In this first of two conversations with Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, we explore the backgrounds of her novel, A Mercy.

Literary legends Captain Ahab and Captain Nemo are pitted against each other by real life engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Howard Rodman’s  The Great Eastern.

The poetry in Ariana Reines's  A Sand Book  is centered around the theme of hiding: running away and trying to escape.