February 19 – 23, 2024 ‹ Literary Hub


TODAY: Poet, writer, playwright, musician, painter, and filmmaker Weldon Kees was born in 1914. 

Also on Lit Hub:

Kate Sidley on writing in the aftermath of a home robbery •  How the pandemic ruined our understanding of “free” time“DOE PROBLEMS,” a poem by Kevin Latimer • The case for bringing back chairs in bookstoresOn Billie Holiday’s last live performance •Leslie Jamison on  the construction of the self.• Amanda Churchill on embracing her Japanese heritage through foodWhy do we love antiheroes? •  Twenty-three new books out now  • Joan Acocella on Kahlil GibranRamsey Nasr on Gaza and the right to dignity. • What writing soap operas can teach about writing novels • The truth is out there, and it’s about Anna Fort. • Brené Brown’s failure in addressing genocide in Gaza.  • Dan Sheehan interviews Chris Chalk about playing James Baldwin • Dr. Todd Boyd on Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer win • Miriam Darlington in search of the elusive, eternal otter. • Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s nightstandKristen Arnett decides once and for all if you’re the literary asshole • the inseparable histories of marriage and divorceLeslie Jamison takes the Lit Hub Questionnaire  •  the importance of exploring opposing ideasErica Berry on the relationships that connect reader, writer, and audiobook narrator • Five book reviews you need to read  • What justice looks like amid grief, systemic racism, and cycles of vengeanceWhat should indie booksellers read?  • The history of human-shark relations •  The long, global tradition of the antiblack gaze

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