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April 7, 2016

Shorties (Henri Cole on the Poetry of John Berryman, The Greatest Punk Albums of All Time, and more)

At the New Yorker, Henri Cole discussed the poetry of John Berryman.

Rolling Stone listed the greatest punk albums of all time.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentiss
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson
South on Highland by Liana Maeby
The Time Is Noon by Pearl Buck

Stream a new Britta Phillips song.

The Brooklyn Rail interviewed author Hilton Als.

NPR Music is streaming the new Sturgill Simpson album A Sailor's Guide to Earth.

Words Without Borders is interviewing the finalists for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.

Duncan Shiek discussed his musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's novel American Psycho with PopMatters.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Marian Coutts' memoir The Iceberg.

People interviewed John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

The New York Times interviewed author Edmund White.

NPR Music is streaming Jesca Hoop and Sam Beam's new album Love Letter for Fire.

The Guardian interviewed author Maggie Nelson.

The A.V. Club recommended Soul Asylum deep cuts.

Bookworm interviewed Greg Jackson about his new story collection Prodigals.

Paste listed musicians who inspired visual artists.

The National Post listed April's best new books.

Sunflower Bean visited The Current and World Cafe studio for interviews and live performances.

The New Republic, io9, and All Things Considered interviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates about writing the new Black Panther comics.

R.I.P., country legend Merle Haggard.

Morning Edition interviewed poet Amit Majmudar.

"For me, poetry is pattern speech. And at work, as a radiologist, what I'm doing is looking at X-rays, CT scans, PET scans, those all have a certain pattern of normal anatomy. And whether it's stroke, cancer, trauma, those things disrupt the pattern. ... And so what I do is I recognize the patterns of disease. And when I go home and write my poems, I'm basically creating patterns in language. For me, it has this mathematical, musical aspect to it that quickens it into poetry."

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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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