January 01, 2020
Recommendations from 2019 by the editorial staff of Pleiades
Jenny Molberg, Co-Editor:
Though it has gotten much deserved recognition, the book that most stunned me, one that I kept returning to again and again this year, was Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky. I remember the first time I read Ilya Kaminsky, as a graduate student—I lived inside the whirling dream of Dancing in Odessa for months, ruminating on all ...
November 22, 2019
Continued from https://pleiadesmag.com/teaching-revision-even-more-revision-prompts/, here are some final revision prompts for 2019. Add them to the prompts here: https://pleiadesmag.com/teaching-revision-all-of-the-revision-prompts-so-far/
I’m teaching revision again, this time for a senior thesis workshop, in which students are workshopping novels, plays, TV and webisode scripts, whatever they are working on for ...
November 15, 2019
Three-Minute Book Review: Katie Burgess on The Quiet Part Loud by Tyler Barton (Split Lip Press, 2018)
If you planted this book in the ground, what would grow? I’m pretty sure this book would grow ginger. Like ginger roots, these stories all have their own weird, unique shapes. They’ve also got a lot of kick, and you feel cleansed after you consume them.
Is this book papyrus, typewriter, desktop ...
November 01, 2019
Three-Minute Book Review: Katie Burgess on Failures by Matt Tompkins (Monday Night Press, 2019).
If this book were a GIF, which would it be? It would be that one where the guy is pushing a trashcan but then trips and falls all the way inside the trashcan; only it’s slowed down and paired with very poignant music [see below] and a flashback that humanizes the guy and makes you cry even as you’re still ...