Jason Quever

The Papercuts’ frontman sounds off on Kanye, epiphanies, and the anxiety-quelling power of liquor. More

Jason Quever of Papercuts

Jason Quever gets out his Macbook, strips it down to the bone, and obliges us by recording two songs with just guitar and vocals. More

A. Manette Ansay

The author of “Vinegar Hill” and “Good Things I Wish You” sits down to discuss her life and craft. More

Chris Bathgate

Singer and songwriter Chris Bathgate revisits the “salt year” that led to the creation of his new album. More

Review: Christopher Patton’s “Curious Masonry”

Sam Selinger “Curious Masonry” Christopher Patton 2011, 9781554470938, $15.95 Christopher Patton’s third book, Curious Masonry, includes three translations of Anglo-Saxon poems from The Exeter Book, and “Hearth,” a work which he calls a “palimpsest,” mostly made up of erasures from his translation of “The Earthwalker,” using both the translation and the original text. The Exeter… More


Michael T. Young I keep believing in the fresh start, keep turning back as if to begin, but there’s no going past the push of hunger. As a child, I filled jugs at a natural spring, my hands rich with the scent of moss, the rocks gurgling, the smell of wet soil saturating the air… More


Michael T. Young He likes to repeat to himself a phrase from a Keats letter: I will clamber through the clouds and exist. It steadies him like leaning against trees, or brewing coffee to a thick brown resistance. It’s that kind of private refusal that helps him push on, dress the children for sleep, clean… More