IF MY BOOK: The Book of Lost Light, Ron Nyren

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Ron Nyren writes about his debut novel, The Book of Lost Light, out now from Black Lawrence Press. If The Book of Lost Light were a…

Whatever Gets You Through

Lucie Britsch His last Instagram post was him making his famous smoothie, which was the same as every smoothie, but he made his wearing only a small pair of boxer shorts, balancing his Instagram-famous pug on his bicep, and it was made using the new blender he’d just started selling….

Naming the Darkness

Tommy Dean The night before the new millennium, we set up the tent in the snowy backyard. Our parents wanted us in church, hands growing hot from holding melting candles as the elders prayed and the congregation sang hymns.  We tried to explain our need to be with the natural…