'City Boy' by Edmund White

Lambda Award Finalist Edmund White, adept at and prolific in so many genres, remains most known for his explorations of his own life: in memoir, in fiction, in the blurry space between. His new book, City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and ‘70s, is a fairly traditional memoir, covering roughly the… read more

'King of Shadows' by Aaron Shurin

King of Shadows, Aaron Shurin’s new essay collection, is the San Francisco poet’s ninth book. An astonishing precision of language pervades these twenty-one portraits of a mind’s intercourse with the world. Most are quite short; some topics may seem slight: a friend’s appreciation of the care with which Shurin has decorated his apartment, a discussion… read more