It’s spring! and SPD just sent out their new catalog of recommended titles. Right on top? Madeline ffitch’s amazing Valparaiso, Round the Horn. Order it from SPD right here, and if you haven’t had the chance yet, read Madeline’s interview at The Collagist.

The Song “Valparaiso, Round the Horn”


Last week I traveled to the Panama Canal. Your browser does not support the video tag. At the time it was finished in 1914, carving a route that joins the Pacific to the Atlantic had been the largest engineering project ever undertaken, in the history of history. And it’s beautiful, too: … Read More

At Heavy Feather Review, Daniel Scott Parker wrote an ecstatic review of Mike Young’s Sprezzatura. In it he approaches a catalog of everything the book does, at one point saying, “It’s a disorienting experience, when is-ness isn’t.” It sure is.

Valparaiso, Round the Horn,” the title story from Madeline ffitch’s brand new collection, was just published at Barrelhouse! Madeline will be reading for “Barrelhouse presents … Curbside Splendor and Publishing Genius” on March 1. (If you’re in DC, please check out this Facebook info.)