Monica Youn's Blackacre has landed, and in this essay she looks at everything from Pokémon Go to the Annotations to Finnegan's Wake to illustrate why words are inseparable from their history.

Celebrating the publication of RIVERINE with Angela Palm’s musings on the power of one-word book titles, and the circuitous path to the perfect subtitle

“Things can get complicated.” Standoff by David Rivard hits stores this week, and designer and art director Michaela Sullivan reflects on the unique situation that arises when the cover designer happens to be married to the author.

Graywolf Press publisher’s appointment to the NBF’s Board of Directors announced today.

of the Week
September 26, 2016
Jason Shinder

In this poem about autumn, Jason Shinder ends with a beginning. There's an echo of Shakespeare's sonnet 73, here, which ends "This thou perceiv'st which makes thy love more strong, / To love that well which thou must leave 'ere long." It's this conflux of opposites that makes fall so beautiful: the colors brightest before they go dim, the sunlight beautiful partly because it's fading earlier and earlier. The reader of this poem may find her experience of it deepened by the knowledge that Stupid Hope was published posthumously, after Shinder died of cancer. —Susannah Sharpless, editorial assistant

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