Lit List: Friday August 26, 2016

 Ben Lerner (Source: Creative Commons via John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Ben Lerner (Source: Creative Commons via John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

  • Turkish novelist jailed in 'unacceptable' conditions, say campaigners: Aslı Erdoğan is one of the many writers imprisoned in the wake of the failed coup in July. (The Guardian)
  • The Rumpus interview with Ben Ehrenreich: the writer on objectivity, collectivism, and his book about Palestine. (The Rumpus)
  • Lost: In a new comic by Art Spiegelman, a little boy loses his baseball cap. (The New Yorker)
  • Ben Lerner considers the hatred of poetry; Marie Ponsot celebrates its joys: Reflecting on the poetic form and its power. (The LA Times)
  • National Parks May Be The Thing That Will Bring Us All Together: on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, a book by Terry Tempest Smith lays out "a complex web of stories as varied as the parks themselves." (GOOD Magazine)
  • Welcome to Planet Havana: on science-fictional projects to change the world. (The New Republic)