Silverfish for Bookworms #5

Visions and Revisions: Writing On Writing Well and keeping it up-to-date for 35 years
By William Zinsser

The Fifth Annual Believer Book Award


Trompe Lit: OuLiPo in New York City

Gabriel García Márquez, literary giant, lays down his pen
By Paul Hamilos

The End of Verse?
A recent NEA report finds fiction reading on the rise, while readership of poetry has dropped significantly. Is an art form dying?
By Marc Bain

Fighting Words
Saga/Circus by Lyn Hejinian Reviewed by Joyelle McSweeney

Song and Silence
My Fanny Howe: By Maureen N. McLane

Meghan O’Rourke talks to John Ashbery

To sci-fi and beyond:
Whether in revolutionary science fiction or postmodern social criticism, Temple’s Samuel R. Delany presents characters that, like him, can’t be reduced to stereotype.
By Tirdad Derakhshani

Polis is This: Charles Olson & the Persistence of Place

TS Eliot’s damning verdict on George Orwell’s Animal Farm
By Helen Pidd

Kureishi on the Rushdie affair: Kenan Malik talks to Hanif Kureishi about the Rushdie fatwa and why no one would write such a book today

An Interview with D.A. Powell
By Evan J. Peterson

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