Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.
- Halloween cartoons for book-lovers Electric Literature
- "Noir made me who I am": Fuminori Nakamura on the darkness of his books Lit Hub
- Poetry in the 21st century: 11 books of contemporary poetry worth checking out Signature Reads
- Interview with Nell Zink: the Nicotine author discusses American literary culture and her latest novel Bomb Magazine
- Huizache: a review of the nonprofit literary magazine erasing the U.S.-Mexican border "through the power of words" Los Angeles Review of Books
- On "novelistic postpartum depression": Adrienne Celt finds hopefulness and inspiration during her writer's residency Catapult
- Censored literature: Sayed Elsisi's new book, Post Prose Poem, has been banned in Lebanon for its "Erotic Poems" Arablit