The Millions13 min de lecture
Poetry Book Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign
Here’s what you should read carefully, what you might be able to negotiate, and a few things that might be red flags. The post Poetry Book Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions15 min de lecture
Writing to Heal: The Millions Interviews Elissa Washuta
At some point, I got it into my head that I wanted to write a book as long as a Franzen novel, because I know he’s allowed to and the conventional wisdom said I wasn’t. The post Writing to Heal: The Millions Interviews Elissa Washuta appeared first o
The Millions3 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lahiri, Washuta, and More
This week we've got our eyes on new books from Jhumpa Lahiri and Elissa Washuta,  The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lahiri, Washuta, and More appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min de lecture
Disinformation Nation: On Francine Prose
The Vixen makes an implicit argument for good writing, and even good editing, as a form of political defiance. The post Disinformation Nation: On Francine Prose appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions21 min de lecture
Elegy Of The Walker
Sojourn into a world so foreign was the birthright of the first humans, and it still is today, if you choose it. The post Elegy of the Walker appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions6 min de lecture
Writing, Still Writing
Maybe the point is that we writers should appreciate writing for the very way it keeps us trying, keeps us dreaming. The post Writing, Still Writing appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions4 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Wright, Zauner, Simon, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Richard Wright, Michelle Zauner, our own Ed Simon, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Wright, Zauner, Simon, and More appeared first on The Mill
The Millions8 min de lecture
‘We Are Bridges’: Featured Nonfiction from Cassandra Lane
Lane's memoir, which won the 2020 Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, explores the author's ancestral history in order to give her future child a family history. The post ‘We Are Bridges’: Featured Nonfiction from Cassandra Lane appeared first on The
The Millions11 min de lecture
Formal Poetry Is Not a Museum Piece: The Millions Interviews Aaron Poochigian
There was some tension at Columbia over my formalism. I was at one point told not to write that way. Because formal poetry is what lights up my synapses, gets me high, I could not accommodate that suggestion. The post Formal Poetry Is Not a Museum Pi
The Millions10 min de lecture
Henry Vaughan’s Eternal Alchemy
What faith teaches is that we're all exiles from that Zion that is eternity, to which we shall one day return. What Vaughan understands is that if we seek eternity, it is now. The post Henry Vaughan’s Eternal Alchemy appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions8 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Murakami, Oyeyemi, Wideman, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Haruki Murakami, Helen Oyeyemi, John Edgar Wideman, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Murakami, Oyeyemi, Wideman, and More appeared first on Th
The Millions9 min de lecture
April Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
April brings new books from Haruki Murakami, Helen Oyeyemi, Elizabeth McCracken, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and a whole lot more. The post April Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min de lecture
Found in Translation: On Jhumpa Lahiri and ‘Whereabouts’
To make art, you’ve got to be in a very precarious place all the time. You really have to realize that it’s a dangerous thing you’re doing, and the stakes are very high. The post Found in Translation: On Jhumpa Lahiri and ‘Whereabouts’ appeared first
The Millions4 min de lecture
How Ramona Quimby Made Me Brave
Beverly Cleary’s Ramona books became my sacred texts. I turned to them in times of trouble, leaving the crumbly roads of the real world in favor of the smooth sidewalks of Klickitat Street. The post How Ramona Quimby Made Me Brave appeared first on T
The Millions13 min de lecture
Marvelous Mutable Marvell
Marvell's own dwindling fame is a beautiful aesthetic pronouncement, a living demonstration of time's winged chariot, and the buzzing of the wings of oblivion forever heard as a distant hum. The post Marvelous Mutable Marvell appeared first on The Mi
The Millions6 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Greenidge, Febos, Antrobus, and More
Here’s a quick look at books from Kaitlyn Greenidge, Melissa Febos, and Raymond Antrobus that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Greenidge, Febos, Antrobus, and More appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions10 min de lecture
Who Is Unthinkable? On Imbolo Mbue’s ‘How Beautiful We Were’
1. Fake news has never angered me on a visceral level. I don’t earnestly engage with conspiracists who fret about Satan worshippers or baby-eaters, for instance, and I have always found those who do amusing curiosities. For me, real anger has to impl
The Millions5 min de lecture
I Always Write in the Past: The Millions Interviews André Aciman
In writing truth, the act of writing already changes things, even if you swear the story is factually true. The post I Always Write in the Past: The Millions Interviews André Aciman appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions7 min de lecture
For the Relief of Unbearable Bookstores
The unforgivable sin of bookstores is this: so many of the books that they offer are physical reminders of passing time. The post For the Relief of Unbearable Bookstores appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lee, Tsumura, McCadden, and More
This week brings new titles from Andrea Lee, Kikuko Tsumura, and Alice Zeniter. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lee, Tsumura, McCadden, and More appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions7 min de lecture
Where Was God?: The Millions Interviews Véronique Tadjo
It is very comforting for a writer to work from the premise of a universal genre. Tales are timeless therefore it is left to the storyteller to adapt them for a new audience. The post Where Was God?: The Millions Interviews Véronique Tadjo appeared f
The Millions6 min de lecture
Finding Hope at 18,000 Feet: The Millions Interviews Jeff Belanger
When it was summit night, 18,000 feet in elevation, subzero temperatures, and I’m fighting for every molecule of oxygen, I had the temptation to give up, but I didn’t. I love knowing I still have that grit when I need it. The post Finding Hope at 18,
The Millions7 min de lecture
Ten Thrillers Based on Real-Life Events
These books works of entertainment, yes, but honorable, thought-provoking, and deeply compelling. The post Ten Thrillers Based on Real-Life Events appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions4 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Oloixarac, AlAmmar, Beard, and More
This week brings new titles from Pola Oloixarac, Layla AlAmmar, Jo Ann Beard, Kate Washington, and Laura Maylene Walter. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Oloixarac, AlAmmar, Beard, and More appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions7 min de lecture
No Apologies: On Writing About My Mother’s Life
I am halfway through a first draft. On bad days, I long for the comforts of fiction: the anonymity, the deniability. The post No Apologies: On Writing About My Mother’s Life appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions11 min de lecturePolitics
Natural Orders: On Hilary Leichter’s ‘Temporary’
To be a temp, in other words, is to be an interim human being. It means having almost no rights and begging for scraps to survive. It means hearing, from comfortable superiors, that the world is reasonable and fair, that all you have to do to earn yo
The Millions3 min de lectureGender Studies
Diversifying the Workplace, One Company at a Time: The Millions Interviews Jodi Ecker Detjen
People look at inclusiveness as a fixed pie—if we get more women in leadership, there will be less men in leadership. But the more we open up roles to more people, it actually grows the pie. The post Diversifying the Workplace, One Company at a Time:
The Millions7 min de lecture
Must-Read Poetry: March 2021
Our own Nick Ripatrazone takes a look at six new poetry titles from the likes of Adrienne Su, Dennis James Sweeney, and Karen Fish. The post Must-Read Poetry: March 2021 appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions8 min de lecture
A Moose in Maine: Marcia Butler in Conversation with Richard Russo
Music itself creates a space and time where the past and future are suspended—it anchors your entire being to the now. There is no doubt that if I’d not discovered music at age four my life would have played out very differently. The post A Moose in
The Millions8 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Ishiguro, Nguyen, Banks, and More
This week we're looking at new titles from the likes of Kazuo Ishiguro, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Russell Banks. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Ishiguro, Nguyen, Banks, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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