my review of Toni Bernard's book How to Be Sick.
Longtime readers of this site may remember my Alphabet Soup project from 2008 -- a year I can't believe was four years ago already. In it, I talked about my 5 favorite songs for each letter of the alphabet. I've always felt like there were things I'd missed and that I could to do a better job with the project, so I'm pleased to say it's been revived! Head on over to Persephone Magazine for the first installment, The Letter A. Each new letter installment will appear on Tuesdays.
Also at P-Mag, I talk a little bit about watching Luther.
Over at Word Riot, my weekly Notes From Elsewhere covers all kinds of goodies, from interviews with Grace Paley and Rick Moody, to bookshelf ogling, to Japanese moveable type, to literary cocktails. Plus a bunch of other stuff. Go take a look-see.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to make myself clean the kitchen before I work on another book review.