Denis Johnson’s Redemption in the Margins

I’d been enthralled by his writing for some years, but I had to go see for myself how the man’s brain worked.

The Poetic Embassy

What happened when four poets from Franco's Spain took their show on the road.

Family Secrets

Reading The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, Durga Chew-Bose felt a long-abiding familiarity with the novel’s premise—one she recognized from her father’s stories—and with the author, a first-generation Bengali writer who was raised on the East Coast. Here she discovered how it is to read when the emotional stake is not strictly your own.