Leif Haven has two new poems up at Pank Magazine.
Listen to PoemTalk: Tracie Morris, Kristen Gallagher & Michael Magee discuss Will Alexander’s “Compound Hibernation.”
“The Absolute Best Way to Study the Human Condition”: An Interview with J. David Osborne at Vol. 1 Brooklyn!
Indie presses, take note! Michael Seidlinger is spearheading a new Indie news roundup that will focus on the week’s new indie book releases for HTMLGIANT.
Bud Smith has a new story, “The Cloud,” up at Metazen.
We love Cartridge Lit. And up now an awesome piece, Goonies II by Brian Oliu.
Solar▲Luxuriance is accepting chapbook manuscripts & proposals for chapbooks during the month of May.
The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop by Matt Daniels
Thinking Its Presence: Race and Creative Writing by John Keane
How I Turned Skyrim into a Middle-Class Life Simulator (Hobart, 5/6)
Picasso on Success and Why You Should Never Compromise in Your Art (Brain Pickings, 5/5)
A Rihanna Meet And Greet Vs. An Avril Lavigne Meet And Greet (Buzzfeed, 5/5)
“Have I Ever Left It?” 100 years after Dubliners, James Joyce’s Dublin—and mine. (Slate, 5/4)
Gauss PDF Interview with J. Gordon Faylor by Tan Lin (Harriet, 5/4)
The Ars indie showcase: 30 games to watch in 2014 (Ars Technica, 5/4)
Are Blake Griffin’s Kia Commercials Psychic Warfare? by Blake Butler (Vice, 5/2)
Baroque Latina Horror and the Castration of Grinpo by Lucas de Lima (Montevidayo, 5/2)
Popular Criticism and the Paralysis of History (Harriet, 5/2)
The Sacred, Spherical Cows of Physics (Nautilus, 5/1)
What It’s Like To Experience Video-Game Lag In Real Life (FastCo.Design, 5/1)
Krasznahorkai: A Guide for the Perplexed and Fascinated by Scott Esposito (Conversational Reading, 4/30)
SpringGun Press and the Future of Electronic Literature (Harriet, 4/30)
The Sculptor: Scott McCloud’s masterpiece, finally in production (Boing Boing, 4/30)
Science fiction from southeast Asia (DRM-free) (Boing Boing 4/30)
The Future of Tomorrow? by Kevin Killian (Harriet, 4/30)
MFA vs. POC by Junot Diaz (The New Yorker, 4/30)
I made a video game with a pencil and paper: Pixel Press lets you build a Mario-style iPad game any way you want (Verge, 4/30)