Articles by Anne K. Yoder

June 25, 2014

Alternate Routes: A Summer Reading Itinerary 1

I never can quite fathom summer’s end at its start, and so my reading lists stretch on endlessly, too, crammed with long novels too unwieldy for the demands of other seasons.

April 1, 2014

On New Afghan Writing: An Interview with Adam Klein 0

I know a teacher’s role is not to be an analyst. Actually, I don’t know this. I don’t know why it would be wrong to bring up where the energy of the text is, where the elisions are. To some degree, you move the writer before they can move their text. That’s what I mean by permission. It isn’t the silent listener at the end of a couch but it feels that way – waiting for a writer to face their anxieties, their resistances.

February 28, 2014

I’m with the Losers: On Dubravka Ugrešić’s Europe in Sepia 6

The prognosis? It’s not good. Ugrešić laments what has become of the author who has to perform to earn a pittance and a hot meal. She laments a culture where action and image trump the self-doubt and time for contemplation.

February 21, 2014

A Feast for the Vicarious Foodie: On Michelle Wildgen’s Bread and Butter 9

And the food! If nothing else (and there is plenty else), the novel revels in its cuisine. Sentences are peppered with exquisite dishes throughout and take detailed note of the textures and presentation and garnishes, allowing reader gorge. Dishes served include pig’s ear, hard salami, putty-colored lambs tongue, rabbit ragù with pappardelle, salted brittle, and sardines.

December 8, 2013

A Year in Reading: Anne K. Yoder 0

This year, as I embarked on a novel, I became a kind of kleptomaniac, with all of the ghosts and voices and ideas from the books I’d just read haunting my attempts to put words on the page.

October 10, 2013

New Herring Press: Purveyor of Prose Chapbooks 0

New Herring Press is a Brooklyn/Portland publisher of prose chapbooks, and they’re likely the best new chapbook press you haven’t heard of yet. Volume II of their annual series features titles by Eileen Myles, Justin Torres, Amanda Davidson, and Sara Veglahn, with cover art by illustrator Jacob Magraw-Mickelson. NHP’s ultra-short backlist includes notable authors like […]

September 19, 2013

Maybe We Need New Words: The Millions Interviews Nicholas Mennuti 1

The first thing to remember is that the government has never, ever respected your privacy. At least not since post-WWI and the Communist threat in America. They’ve been opening your mail for years. They’ve been wire-tapping without warrants for years. The only difference is that it’s easier now.

July 2, 2013

Punk, Revolutionary Nonfiction, and Sarah McCarry’s Guillotine Chapbook Series 1

1991 may be known as the year punk broke but 2013 may soon become the year of its canonization.

June 24, 2013

Otherworldly Mission Seeks Crew and Funding 0

Gigantic’s going intergalactic with Gigantic Worlds, the lit journal’s first venture into book territory, in the form of a sci-fi flash fiction anthology. Authors include Jonathan Lethem, Lynne Tillman, Ed Park, Grace Krilanovich—and potentially you. Gigantic is currently seeking funding for their mission: the more money they raise, the nicer the rocket ship (or something like […]

February 28, 2013

Reading for Instructions on How to Live: The Millions Interviews Suzanne Scanlon 0

I feel like various dead writers are dear friends of mine — from Woolf to Plath to Duras to DFW — their lives and lessons and warnings and urgings are constantly informing my own, challenging my own.