Literature online: Lorrie Moore, Irina Reyn and more


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The Guardian has posted ‘Foes’ by Lorrie Moore; it’s a political(-ish) story published just in time for our election.

Today Five Chapters begins a story by Irina Reyn, author of ‘What Happened to Anna K.’ As usual, the story will be published in five parts, continuing each day this week.


In A Public Space, Keith Lee Morris writes about returning to his hometown to celebrate the release of his novel ‘The Dart League King.’ That town -- Sandpoint, Idaho, current population 6,835 -- also spawned Marilynne Robinson and Sarah Palin.

The Virginia Quarterly Review talks to poet Brian Turner, author of 2006’s ‘Here, Bullet,’ about his military service and the difference between American and Iraqi poetry.

At the Kenyon Review, Fady Joudah’s remembrance of Mahmoud Darwish -- tucked between a few of Darwish’s poems -- is appropriately poetic. Joudah, who works with Doctors without Borders, was a translator and friend of Darwish.

-- Carolyn Kellogg