Literary Hub and The Scofield have an amazing essay from Scott Cheshire about Dambudzo Marechera, cycles of violence, and memory.

Flavorwire has an excerpt from from Kembrew McLeod’s book about Blondie.

In news of publishing announcements: Lenny Books is happening, and so is Janice Lee’s #RECURRENT imprint.

At The Guardian, John Banville on Flann O’Brien.

Cote Smith assembled a playlist for Hurt People at Largehearted Boy.

Blake Butler on Mark Z. Danielewski’s new project.

At Joyland: new fiction from Chelsea Hickock.

Some recommended Spring reading from Ploughshares.

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