Weekend Reading List

From the legacy of Harper Lee to new poetry by Fred Moten: a round-up of the best things we’ve read online this week

  • Rock band, art collective and ‘mysterious cult’ The Residents speak to The Quietus about their 40-year career.
  • In The New Yorker, John Ashbery writes about the late American poet Delmore Schwartz.
  • In The New York Times Magazinefrieze contributor Ben Eastham profiles Heather Phillipson, ‘the woman bridging the divide between art and poetry’.
  • Andrew Stefan Weiner looks at the cultural legacies of Pan-Arabism in Afterall Journal.
  • At Brain Pickings, the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice (plus transcription).
  • Moira Donegan reviews Benjamin Crotty’s first feature film, Fort Buchanan (2014), for n+1.
  • LitHub hosts two new poems by Fred Moten: ‘Stone Gas’ and ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’’.
  • Love, In Other Words: (1961), the first ever article by Harper Lee, who sadly passed away this week.

Paul Clinton is a writer and is lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, London. His book Other Hunting will be published by Ma Bibliotheque in January 2019.

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