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Jodi Angel, author of You Only Get Letters from Jail and Matthew Spektor, author of Amerian Dream Machine reading at Powell's Books Monday, July 22, 7:00pm
We are very excited to announce that we’ve begun taking applications for the 2013 Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop! Join Dana Spiotta, Jim Shepard, Cheryl Strayed, Major Jackson, and many more of the country’s best storytellers, poets, and word slayers as they gather in Portland July 14-21st. Good times will be had, drinks will be [...]
While we finally get around to working on our own fiction only to discover we still can’t write work feverishly over the holiday break to bring you more exciting blog diversions, we hope you’ll take a moment to revisit some of our favorite features that appeared on The Open Bar in 2012. Sontag Rules. Barney [...]
A selection of our favorite poetry related posts from 2012.
While we return lame holiday presents that signify a real gap between who we think we are and how others perceive us work feverishly over the holiday break to bring you more exciting blog diversions, we hope you’ll take a moment to revisit some of our favorite craft talk that appeared on The Open Bar [...]
The fact remains though that this time of year all anyone can talk about is lists.
In Possum Living, Dolly Freed writes beautifully about a childhood spent living frugally with her father on a half-acre lot just outside of Philadelphia. During this time, she mastered the complicated task of distillation, providing her readers with a recipe for basic moonshine must, as well as variations like dandelion wine and sugar beet liquor. Our [...]
Tin House and Octopus Books are oh-so-pleased to announce that we’ll be collaborating on a new series of poetry books.
A classic drink for your holiday season.
My friend Krista and I had just left Shakespeare and Company for drinks on the Île Saint-Louis, a hop, slip and a pratfall from the bookshop. It was the night for Vespers, not prayers at nearby Notre-Dame, but libations, the potent James Bond-martini-kind of Vesper. Three parts gin, one part vodka, a dash of Lillet [...]
Nate Mead’s permanent dream space.
The launch product, coming in February, will be a lime and cilantro blend called “Donna Tartttt.”
Featuring William Gass, Karen Russell, Steven Millhauser, and more!
Happy Birthday, Mr. Twain.
A Gentleman’s Plea of Reconsideration from the Fair Sex (m4w)
“Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
With the holiday cooking season fast approaching, we thought it the perfect time to cull back through Tin House’s various forays into the culinary world and share some of our favorite recipes. From our Food & Booze anthology, Jeff Koehler’s perfect side dish. Sweet Couscous with Dates and Nuts fff This sweet couscous, called masfouf in [...]
From Food & Booze
The Tin House Guide To thanksgiving: Harriet Fasenfest
The Tin House Guide To Thanksgiving: Sara Perry
Tin House Guide To Thanksgiving: Dolly Freed
As Steve suggests, it’s sometimes better to keep instructions simple.
Casual Encounter>> Exhibit Number One: Your delicate flesh…(m4w) ____________________________________________________________________________ I am in agony. You, my honey-hued dear, ma bichette, you devour my thoughts and my dreams. My veins are on fire. I see glimpses of you, gold-dusted in the morning light, prance past my bedroom door—you give me a spine-thrill of delight. Your auburn hair, your [...]
David Foster Wallace on Voting.
Engineering Impossible Architectures, with Karen Russell.
“If I don’t take some time, I won’t get to see no time.”