James Williams is a freelance copywriter and editor living in St. Louis.
Lost in 'The Vorrh' | 3 Jun 2015 // 10:05 PM
The Vorrh is almost certainly unlike anything you have read before, but is it worth the considerable effort required to traverse its many pages?
America Has a Fever and the Only Cure Is Poetry | 14 Nov 2014 // 2:00 AM
In Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays, Tony Hoagland makes a compelling case that poetry is just what America needs, so long as it's the right kind of poetry.
Why You Have No Idea What Your Favorite Characters Look Like | 13 Oct 2014 // 9:05 PM
Celebrated book designer Peter Mendelsund considers how readers construct (or fail to construct) visual images in their minds in What We See When We Read.
The Words That Maketh Murder | 17 Jul 2014 // 2:00 AM
David Bromwich's Moral Imagination Is an exploration of the relationship between the America national consciousness and political discourse.
Puritans, Wendigos, and Hillbillies, Oh My! | 13 May 2014 // 2:30 AM
The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture examines the persistent fear of rural places and their inhabitants in the American collective consciousness.