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Finally! Selected Poems of Melissa Green

It’s a celebratory week for Little Star because at long last the work of our beloved contributing editor Melissa Green becomes available in a new selected poems from Boston’s adventurous Arrowsmith Press. Melissa’s Squanicook Eclogues (read the title poem here) appeared to rapturous acclaim in 1987 but her subsequent work, like its reclusive author, has been nearly […]

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Welcome new Little Star Weekly curator, Jason Stopa!

Our digital version Little Star Weekly would not be itself without the weekly work of art chosen for us by our roving band of Little Star Gallerists.  We are thrilled to welcome a new one on board, painter Jason Stopa. Jason currently has pieces in the show “The New New” at the Diane Rosenstein Gallery in […]

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Elmer Diktonius—Swedish/Finnish radical on the road

Was it poetry I wrote? I thought I exploded and hurled my iron-splinter into the world. Truly, I even wanted: to sow discord to beget discontent to bite reluctantly into tremendous leaps— but most of this was perhaps a “must.” My sacredness: that I was burnable. • I’m not pretentious enough to call this poetry. […]

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My Father’s Apartment, by Michael Kimball

Sometimes in the summer, my father would make us all get in the family car and then he would drive us around on these country roads. All I really remember from those drives is how each of us looked out our own open window—that and how loud the wind could be and how the wind […]

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Little Star sur mer! A reading & conversation at BookHampton

            Little Star by the Sea! A Little Star reading and conversation at the beloved BookHampton bookshop in East Hampton, New York! Featuring: CYNTHIA ZARIN, poet, and author of An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History. Her poems appeared in Little Star #2 and #4 and her essay “Mr. Ferri and […]

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Anthony Madrid in NYC

Beneath your parents’ mattress is a stairwell leading downward. That bed is like a door on which your parents knocked to summon you. Moles are a kind of meteor. Their careers are knots in the earth… Read more in Little Star Weekly #11! • Anthony Madrid is in New York this week: WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE […]

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“On the Death of the Author,” by Álvaro Enrigue

Some stories are, seemingly, impossible to tell. It must be at least ten years since I took a trip through California, and since then I’ve been trying to write, without the least success, the story of a particular grand finale: it’s the story of Ishi, a Yahi Indian who was discovered in his aboriginal condition […]

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James Kelman in New York

One of the writers who most consistently amazes us, James Kelman, is arriving in New York next week and will be reading with Little Star at our beloved St. Mark’s Bookshop on Wednesday, May 1. Please join us! Take the opportunity not only to hear Kelman’s extraordinary prose in its native Glaswegian, but to buy […]

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James Kelman coming to New York!

  Little Star loves James Kelman. To our eye he is one of the most lyrical, subtle, inventive craftsmen of prose today. His new book, Mo Said She Was Quirky, which inhabits the mind of a woman croupier for a single inverted day, is a miracle of sympathetic intelligence. He is making a rare visit […]

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Little Star Salon #2: Padgett Powell!

Little Star is very happy to invite our contributors, subscribers, and special friends to a reprise Little Star Salon, at the same gemütlich uptown location, this time with novelist Padgett Powell! Date September 22, time 5 PM. Mr. Powell is the author of the surprise hit, The Interrogative Mood, a novel-like experience composed entirely of […]

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