I met Adam Wilson in the fall of 2010, at a reading for Tao Lin’s new novel, Richard Yates. At the time, I had just started writing for The Outlet, and he was still working at BookCourt. I got to know him better since then—we read together once for Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and I’d see [...]

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1. Alexander Long signing his book Light Here, Light There.  While struggling over his dissertation, Philip Levine once let him hold the pen Larry Levis was writing with when he died.  “This is the pen he was using / as he rose from an elegy / to get some water / and then became an [...]

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1. Tao Lin: “‘an emo band called ‘jean rhys.’” 2. Marie Calloway, and some dude named Adrien Brody.   I’d never been to an event at St. Marks Bookshop in the East Village, though I’m a regular patron. They have the best critical theory section in the city hands down, and when you don’t feel like [...]

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