Sarah Herrington

Camille Rankine’s Poetic Structure

March 24, 2016

In her debut poetry collection, Incorrect Merciful Impulses (Copper Canyon Press), Camille Rankine delivers poems as symptoms, still lives, letters, and instructions.

Portrait of a Sleepwalker

September 10, 2015

In her brave debut memoir, Sleepingwalker: The Mysterious Makings and Recovery of a Somnambulist (out this week via Skyhorse), actress and writer Kathleen Frazier recounts a life of dangerous sleep-stumbling and night terrors.

The Body Beyond Biology

April 21, 2015

In her third poetry collection, Uses of the Body (Copper Canyon Press), Deborah Landau bravely and tenderly charts rites of passage experienced through the female form.

Jasmine Warga’s Unromanticized Depression

February 9, 2015

In Jasmine Warga’s stunning debut novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins), Aysel, a 16-year-old physics enthusiast and outsider, suffers from depression and an obsession with plotting her own death.

Peter Markus, Bird by Bird

July 15, 2014

In The Fish and the Not Fish, Trenton, Michigan-based writer Peter Markus takes us inside rustic river towns turned mythic through the eyes of childhood and the innovative use of language.

David James Poissant Writes a Menagerie

March 11, 2014

In his debut story collection, The Heaven of Animals, author David James Poissant introduces us to a menagerie of characters, often on the brink of loss, looking in the rearview mirror of their lives.

Other People’s Love Stories

February 4, 2014

Daniel Jones didn’t set out to be the gatekeeper of love. Yet as the editor of The New York Times‘ Modern Love column, he’s spent the past nine years immersed in other people’s passion.