Currently reading and enjoying (quite a lot, since it’s my spring break!)...
-“The Doctor and the Rabbi,” a fascinating short story from the brilliant Aimee Bender in Tablet Magazine.
-The good-as-cigarettes-and-chocolate-milk (as in, you will read it all in just one sitting) new issue of Guernica, “The American South: On the Map and in the Mind”. Goodies from Win Bassett (an essay on Signs Followers and serpent-handling), Lincoln Michel (“Lush Rot,” an essay on pop culture and Southern Gothic), and LaShonda Katrice Barnett (the short story “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel”).
-Sympathy From the Devil, by Kyle McCord (more on this later). For now, the line from it that is ringing in my ears is “Did you know that the best translation of Adam is earthling?” Read two poems from the book here.
-This poem, “Luther Hoops, Dead at 88,” by John Hazard (yay, blogger pal!) .
-Dark Art I-XII, James Meetze (a beautiful little specimen from Manor House). Oh, that letter-pressed cover!! (image courtesy of Manor House).