Small is huge, Wells Fargo tells us with a Pleasantville main street gloss. It’s tough to admit when a cynical corporate slogan hits the mark, but I can’t think of a better way to describe Portland’s Future Tense Press and its portfolio of literary fire-starters. Run by literary community extraordinaire and Powell’s ambassador Kevin Sampsell, […]Read more "Dreaming Fantastical Stories: Szilvia Molnar"
I owe Michael Heald, author of Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension, a thank you. Not only did he deliver a book that showed me the inner workings of the neurotic twenty-something male mind, with plenty of insights into the neurotic twenty-something male mind’s thoughts about sex, he also introduced me to my new favorite Portland bar/writing […]Read more "Dirty Talk With Michael Heald"
Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the most recent story collection God Bless America. He is also a regular contributor to The Rumpus, where you can read his essay “Why I Write Smut: A Manifesto.” I first came across his writing in Tin House’s essay collection on the […]Read more "Dirty Talk with Steve Almond"
Author, teacher, and psychotherapist Kerry Cohen made her name when she released Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity in 2008. Her memoir laid bare her sexual experiences as a teenager and twenty-something. This daring non-fiction debut introduced Kerry as a writer not afraid to explore the less pretty sides of sexuality. When we met in […]Read more "Girl on Girl: Kerry Cohen"