BY ERIN BLAKESLEE Brock Clarke is the author of five books, most recently Exley and An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, which was a national bestseller and has appeared in a dozen foreign editions. His stories and essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, OneStory, The Believer, the Georgia Review, and … Continue reading Brock Clarke’s Fan’s Notes: A Review Of The Novel Exley
BY BROCK CLARKE Rupert goes first. Rupert’s real name is Shamequa, but we call her Rupert because one of the things we do is give black women the names of white men. We also give white women the names of Asian men, and young Hispanic men the names of old white women. And so on. … Continue reading PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT LIKE US (an excerpt)
ISSUE 22.2 is here! It’s our largest issue in years, bringing you more fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews. You’ll find fascinating interviews with writer Benjamin Percy and poet Eleanor Wilner; new poetry from David Wagoner, Matthew Lippman, and Deborah Slicer; a hilarious story by Brock Clarke; and the winner of the 2010 Wabash Prize … Continue reading Issue 22.2 has arrived!
BY ERIN BLAKESLEE, Editorial Assistant The adage warns us not to judge a book by its cover, though it is hard not to be attracted to Brock Clarke’s most recent novel, An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, what with its tongue-in-cheek title and burning orange background, the color of a Fire Lane … Continue reading Brock Clarke’s An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England