The twelve tales in Abbey Mei Otis's short story collection lure you in with the fantastic and surreal.
David Joy talks about the organization of disorder, the upside of writing in the middle of the night, and the compulsion to create.
We spent the day fighting. It was like a game and we were taking turns.
Poso Wells, a satirical thriller by Gabriela Aleman recently translated by Dick Cluster, is a nonstop ride between the dimensions of real and fantastic.
Welcome to Blurbed, a new round-up of literary recommendations from the editors and staff of the Columbia Journal.
Ants announce spring from the corners of the house,/their neat swarms quiet and inevitable./The bleeding heart is back.
Alexander Chee talks about learning about yourself as a writer and choosing to go back in with each book.
Crystal Hana Kim talks about habit versus inspiration, her favorite Louise Erdrich quote, and the advice she follows when she’s writing character.
The universe has a sense of humor. When it sees you are not paying attention— look out.
I guess you could say I was pretty crazy back then, but crazy is a relative thing.
Is that the way it is/ three stars from a .32 burning/ right down your boulevard.
Forough Farrokhzad was one of Iran's most influential poets. This poem has been translated from Farsi by Sogol Sur.