In this week's episode, we highlight Brittany Ackerman's brilliant "The Visitor" from the December issue, and we dive into the new March issue with an excerpt from "Days of the God-Sized Brains" by Jennifer Metsker. And we discuss new arrivals in black literature and movies that we're loving — the books "Homegoing" and "Americanah" and the movies "Get Out" and "Black Panther."
We made it to the 50th episode, listeners! It's hard to believe how far we've come in the two years that we've been recording our reviews, thoughts, and interviews, but we're so proud of what we've created. Today we're re-visiting some of our favorite episodes from the past, including interviews with Corie Rosen, Lauren Jonik, and Miriam Mosher. Read article
This week, Douglas Cole reads his haunting poem from the December issue, "The Empty City." (Check it out online for the full multimedia experience). And we discuss the big literary reads we've been going through recently — Olivia's reading Gone with the Wind, and I finally finished my year of reading all of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past (or In Search of Lost Time, depending on your translation).
The Two Cities Review podcast is back for 2018! This week, Meghan Joyce Tozer reads her dazzling poem from the new December issue, "Giving Birth at the End of the World." And we talk about what new year's resolutions we've set for ourselves for our writing and reading lives. We want to know how your resolutions are going, too, and what suggestions you have for folks who want to read and write more this year. Read article
This week, Dayna Patterson reads her stunning nonfiction piece from the new December issue, "The Disposal of Mormon Garments." And before heading off for a hiatus until the new year, we chat about buying books for the holiday season — and how to make your book-buying dollar stretch as far as it can go.
This week, Elizabeth Youle reads her story from issue 15, "The Caver." And we're excited to announce our Pushcart Prize nominees for 2017! Take a look back at our favorite pieces published in the magazine this year, including startling, strange, shocking and super fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
This week, we read and discuss a poem from the latest issue, "Cabinet", by David Ishaya Osu. And we get back into what we're reading and listening to; the audio book club continues! Have you read Gold Fame Citrus
or A House Among the Trees
? Let us know! Read article
This week, we're taking a trip down memory lane in honor of the release of the new Philip Pullman THE BOOK OF DUST. Did you love the His Dark Materials series as a kid? We count down our favorite books for young (or youngish) readers and discuss what makes a great book resonate through the years. Will your favorite make it on the list?
There's more to enjoy from our September issue this week; Ash Sanders reads her mysterious, poignant and thrilling story "Bodies of Water." And we discuss what we're reading this week, including hot fiction Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins and The Burning Girl by Claire Messud. Have you read either book? Read article