The stories of Tiphanie Yanique’s debut collection How To Escape From A Leper Colony hold no fear. Centered on life in the US Virgin Islands, they seem ready for the generic lexicon of lazy reviewers. BOMBlog’s intrepid Jack Palmer spoke with Yanique about the fallacy of that vocabulary and the lessons available in literature.
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Ander Monson’s Vanishing Point is both a book and a website, the two connected by textual daggers that lead the reader down the endless hallways of the Internet. BOMBlog’s Amy Whipple talks with the author about the enriching literary possibilities offered by the overlap of digital and analog technologies.
This BOMB Podcast features a reading and Q & A by Tiphanie Yanique at Brownstone Books in Brooklyn, NY on April 29th, 2010. Yanique reads from How to Escape From a Leper Colony, her debut collection that explores the fragile yet crucial connections and nuances of race, culture, class, and religion between the US and the Caribbean islands.
Susie DeFord discusses process and life in the former Yugoslavia with former Poet Laureate Charles Simic, whose updated and expanded edition of The Horse Has Six Legs is out now from Graywolf.
“You aren’t supposed to strive in Wyoming,” says city reporter Melanie in a selection from Alyson Hagy’s newest title, a series of short stories set amidst the raw and heavy American West. Despite Melanie’s claim though, she and a fair share of the folks populating Ghosts of Wyoming do the apparent opposite. Read more…
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