Radical Acts of Empathy: In Conversation with Megan Mayhew Bergman

“I feel that one of my missions in life is to chip away at the idea of human exceptionalism, the idea that humans have transcended or risen above an animal nature and are in some way superior to other species.”… Read More Radical Acts of Empathy: In Conversation with Megan Mayhew Bergman

Internal Machinations of the Human Spirit: In Conversation with Venita Blackburn

Venita Blackburn, author of the short story collection Black Jesus and Other Superheroes (her 2017 debut, published as a result of her Prairie Schooner book prize for fiction) visited the UA Prose Series this September. Post-reading, Suyi Okungbowa of the Sonora Review had a chat with her. Prof. Venita Blackburn is an Assistant Professor at… Read More Internal Machinations of the Human Spirit: In Conversation with Venita Blackburn

Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls by Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting’s debut short-story collection, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls — winner of the Sixth Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction and finalist for the Eric Hoffner Montaigne Medal for Thought-Provoking Texts — earns its distinction with its candid and fearless style. Nutting takes a pinch of fairy tale’s matter-of-fact language, a dash of minimalism’s… Read More Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls by Alissa Nutting