Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower. The most masterful collection of short stories since George Saunders first book.
The Interrogative Mood by Padgett Powell. A novel where every sentence is a question. Sure, it’s less about story, but that voice! Man, it is so amusing and amazing to read. Great fun!
More of This World or Maybe Another by Barb Johnson. Another strong debut collection of stories. Johnson’s heartbroken New Orleans characters will stay with you for a long time.
Kevin Sampsell is the publisher of Future Tense Books. He is also the author of Creamy Bullets and the forthcoming A Common Pornography, which is featured on page 57 of the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Poets and Writers.
One Page Wednesday
April 4, 2018
Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh…
Everybody Reads 2018
April 5, 2018
In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is…
LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE: Sloane Crosley in Conversation with Chuck Klosterman
April 19, 2018
This event is free, but space is limited. Pre-order a $26 copy…
Oregon Book Awards Fiction and Poetry Finalists reading
April 25, 2018
Featuring: manuel arturo abreu Omar El Akkad Samiya Bashir Allison Cobb Wayne…
April 26, 2018
Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam.
Oregon Book Awards Ceremony 2018
April 30, 2018
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…