Articles by Tom Nissley
July 11, 2014
Here is a list of suggested reading for the heat and upheaval of July.
June 10, 2014
June is overflowing with matrimony — but it’s also the home of another modern ritual, graduation day — or, as it’s more evocatively known, commencement, an ending that’s a beginning.
May 7, 2014
Unlike the storms of March and the “uncertain glory” of April, Shakespeare’s May, with its “darling buds,” is always sweet, and ever the month for love.
April 2, 2014
Here is a selection of recommended April reading, heavy on birth, death, and rebirth, and a little boredom.
March 3, 2014
We don’t know quite what to do with March. We’re excited and frightened by its power and variability. Here is a selection of recommended reading for a moody month.
February 3, 2014
Here is a selection of recommended reading for February, full of love, birthdays, and late-winter gloom.
January 3, 2014
It’s with a sense of incompletion that I offer my nine recommendations here for January, books and poems that begin, or hinge, or are contained in the year’s first month.
April 13, 2012
I don’t mean to make a fetish out of printed books, and I’m not asking to burn (or delete) ebooks, or their devices. Maybe all I ask is that digital books be designed in ways that give them character, that help them live and survive individually in your mind, rather than being translated into a common, anonymous display that passes through your memory as quickly as you scroll.