Articles by Anne K. Yoder

February 26, 2013

To Tell the Truth and Not Die: The Millions Interviews Elissa Schappell 6

“The laughing reader doesn’t feel the knife until it’s in his chest. The reader who is laughing at something they don’t think they should be laughing at experiences a catharsis. I’d argue that’s more valuable than providing someone with an orgasm.”

January 24, 2013

Topographies of Desire: The Millions Interviews Megan Kaminski 2

One of my good friends is a very successful novelist. I was with her when she was approached by another (male) writer who was attempting to deride her work: “Aren’t all your books about the same thing?” My friend asked him what he meant by that. He replied without missing a beat — “Well, aren’t they all about women?”

August 28, 2012

Art, Life, and Lurking: Barbara Browning’s I’m Trying to Reach You 2

“I was in Zagreb the day Michael Jackson died,” and from this the rest of the novel unfurls. Jackson’s demise marks the first of three innovative dancers, and this has the narrator turning to YouTube for answers regarding the cryptic cosmic meaning contained within the coincidence.

May 12, 2012

Mixer’s Sex, Violence, & Satire Contest Extended 0

Mixer Publishing wants more of your sex, violence, and satire. They’ve just extended their contest deadline–for fiction, poetry, and graphic stories–to the end of the month, which gives you a few more weeks to conjure and submit satirical lust and gore for a chance to win their $1,000 prize.

May 12, 2012

“For the Moms in All of Us” 0

The dynamic walking duo Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton take to the streets of Brooklyn again, this time to talk to moms about their memorable motherhood moments.

April 11, 2012

Publication Studio Does NYC 1

Portland-based Publication Studio is hosting a whirlwind series of events in New York next week. They kick off the weekend with an evening mixer at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, April 19;  continue with a conversation between landscape architect Diana Balmori and PS co-founder Matthew Stadler at Printed Matter, on Friday, April 20th; and end with […]

April 3, 2012

Belladonna* Reading Tonight in NYC 0

Tonight in New York, poets Juliana Spahr and TC Tolbert  read and discuss “how can we, as poets, take care of ourselves, our creative work, and the larger planetary body on which we depend?”  7.p.m. at Dixon Place.

March 20, 2012

Plot, Rhyme, and Conspiracy: Hari Kunzru Colludes with His Readers 1

“I have a sort of dark past as a technology journalist and I’ve always been interested in communication systems, both as technological artifacts and as the building blocks of social life. In my book I’ve become very interested in the ways that we’re enmeshed in these systems.”

January 31, 2012

People Are Strange: Diane Williams’ Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty 1

We can’t escape eccentricity, but we can become habituated to it.

December 16, 2011

Alfred Kazin’s Brownsville 0

While reviewing  Alfred Kazin‘s Journals, Christopher Byrd pays a visit to Brownsville and Kazin’s boyhood home.