Read as Yourself: Ben Marcus on New American Fiction and the Art of the Anthology

Originally posted on Flavorwire:
Later this month, Vintage Contemporaries will publish New American Stories, a richly variegated anthology of American short stories edited by Ben Marcus. The collection, which Marcus put together more as a playlist or mixtape than a “museum piece,” is a stirring arrangement that presents a strong case for the American short…

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We Are Mothers

Originally posted on It Ain't All Flowers:
We are the women with heavy eyelids, hectic homes, and full hearts. We are mothers. When our little one forgot his favorite blanket in the car this morning, we left work to take it to him. We wiped butts, played chauffeur, cooked dinner, cleaned messes, gave baths,…

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