Claudia Rankine's Citizen has now, thanks to Stephen Sachs and the Fountain Theatre, been adapted for the stage. In this interview Stephen says, "As adaptor, my first challenge was to identify language that was more easily understood when read with the eyes than when heard with the ears. Line by line, I kept asking myself: If an audience were just hearing this phrase, would they get it?"

For #ThrowBackThursday we thought we’d share the original cover design of the 1984 Graywolf collection Across the Mutual Landscape by Christopher Gilbert, winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets alongside its new packaging as Turning into Dwelling, the newest title in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series.

We asked some of our authors to recommend a book they believe every American should read over the Fourth of July, books they think are essential to the American conversation they see happening right now. As usual they did not disappoint!

"[Joshua] Cohen’s newest novel, Book of Numbers, just released by Penguin Random House, is a tome of metafiction. . . . But if you want a taste of Cohen before undertaking a book that has been compared to Infinite Jest, the stories in Four New Messages offer a condensed prophecy from a playful, dexterous, and uncannily veracious writer."—Remy Mason, Editorial Intern

Poem
of the Week
July 27, 2015
by
Natasha Trethewey

“The weight of summer heat and humidity and how that weight is lifted after rain is captured dreamily by former poet laureate Natasha Trethewey in this poem from Bellocq’s Ophelia, the saturating quality of all that life, ‘the whole city cloaked / in brilliantine, a fleeting, gilded dream.’”—Trevor Ketner, Marketing Assistant

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