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September 16, 2015

Shorties (The National Book Award for Poetry Finalists, An Interview with Claire Boucher of Grimes, and more)

The 2015 National Book Award for poetry finalists have been announced:

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
Scattered at Sea by Amy Gerstler
A Stranger's Mirror by Marilyn Hacker
How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes
The Beauty by Jane Hirshfield
Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewi
Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón
Elegy for a Broken Machine by Patrick Phillips
Heaven by Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts by Lawrence Raab

Dazed profiled Grimes' Claire Boucher.

Ozy interviewed author Mia Couto.

Stream a trailer from the forthcoming solo album by Warpaint's Jenny Lee Hindberg.

The Rumpus interviewed author Christopher Bollen.

Vulture listed contemporary influences on Prince's new album.

George Saunders interviewed Ben Marcus at Granta.

Broadly profiled author Valeria Luiselli.

Nautilus reconsidered the writing of Stanislaw Lem.

Stream CMT's Johnny Cash documentary, American Rebel.

Bix Gabriel considered the label "immigrant fiction" at Guernica.

Noisey looked back on the musical year of 2005.

Dave Eggers profiled Knopf editor in chief Sonny Mehta at Vanity Fair.

Bookanista profiled author Hanya Yanagihara.

The Guardian and Vuture interviewed cartoonist Kate Beaton.

Paste profiled the band Hooton Tennis Club.

Jessica Abel talked to the New York Observer about her new book Out On The Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio.

The Ithacan interviewed author Gabriel Urza.

Widowspeak covered Third Eye Blind's "How's It Going to Be."

Fresh Air interviewed Mary Karr about her new book The Art of Memoir.

Stream a new Caspian song.

Bustle recommended books to read on your lunch break.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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