I learned how to re-write my work with as much passion and joy and curiosity as I had given to the writing of it.” Bhanu Kapil’s Goddard College MFAW commencement speech is well worth a read.

The new issue of Storychord has fiction from Christine Rice.

Aaron Burch interviewed himself for The Nervous Breakdown.

At BuzzFeed, a new essay by Garrard Conley.

Barnes & Noble assembled a list of notable Japanese books.

Jason Diamond on the current state of the Chicago Cubs.

“Science fiction, to me, is the literature that has the most possibility for activism…” Checking in with Monica Byrne.

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