By John Sears
Smith is a poet of voices, a ventriloquist in writing, drawing on the ancient traditions of balladeers, troubadors, and wandering poets.
Movies Matter in 'Talking Pictures'
War and the Novel of Integrity in 'The Story of a Brief Marriage'
Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar
'Dear Ijeawele', Dear Tired Church Ladies
Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound
Junot Díaz's Favorite Short Stories: the Future of American Literature Shines Bright
How Fragile Relationships and Plans Can Be in Cara Hoffman's Running
"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.