Articles by Anne K. Yoder

May 5, 2017

An Inheritance of Lost Mothers 0

Zambreno casts her mother as lead, mysterious beauty, with cigarette, Coach purse, floppy hat. If she’s present here in literature, it seems there is the potential of moving on.

March 22, 2017

Encouraging People To Fail: The Millions Interviews Patty Yumi Cottrell 0

The navigation of the madness of the world is endless.

December 11, 2016

A Year in Reading: Anne K. Yoder 1

How does one reconcile the impossibility of making a difference in the world while attempting to live as if you still can?

October 31, 2016

Baby Fever: On Belle Boggs’s ‘The Art of Waiting’ 0

But The Art of Waiting isn’t memoir. It lacks the interrogation and consideration of what it truly means to mother beyond the heteronormative definitions of vaginal birth and sharing your offspring’s DNA.

September 9, 2016

To the Depths of the Darkness: The Millions Interviews Annie DeWitt 0

I am constantly evaluating the sounds of words — both lyrically and sonically. Where do they mesh? Where does the tone or the pace shift? What section should be played “Lento,” “Legato,” “Fuerte,” “Fortissimo.”

April 7, 2016

Fiction Must Be Fed: On Margaret Cavendish, Frida Kahlo, and Marie Curie 1

What does it mean to be a female artist, or really an artist of any kind? Like Athena emerging from Zeus’s head fully formed, Cavendish and Kahlo emerge from these books as mentor-mothers, born again in imagination and time.

December 6, 2015

A Year in Reading: Anne K. Yoder 0

The books that stayed with me seem so intrinsically entangled with these ideas of time’s passage, of regret, of collecting and fracturing narratives, of the need to live through art and the desire be devoured by it.

July 8, 2015

The Size Queens release iBook/Album “To The Country” 0

The Size Queens re-conceptualize the album with their release of To The Country, a hybrid iBook/album whose “interpenetrations of song, text, and image” aim to generate new narrative forms. Band member/author Adam Klein writes: “We create these imagined worlds together, simultaneously uncontaminated and corrupted, through metaphor and code. ‘The country’ and the new world of […]

May 20, 2015

László Krasznahorkai Wins the Man Booker International Prize 0

The Man Booker International prize was just awarded to Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai, author of Satantango (later adapted for film by Béla Tarr) and Seiobo There Below. When asked to recommend a starting point for readers who have yet to encounter his work, the author defers: “I couldn’t recommend anything … instead, I’d advise them to […]

March 4, 2015

An Intimate Guest: On Lynne Tillman’s ‘What Gets Kept’ 0

Tillman’s authorial voice is singular, and her spoken voice is, too. It’s truly an amplification of the voice on the page. Many people have remarked on the quality of Tillman’s voice: its strength and intellect, its wit and warmth. It’s also raspy, sensitive, perceptive, keen—delivered with a New York accent.