Tara Ison is the author, most recently, of the short story collection Ball and the essay collection Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies.
“The Poem Doesn’t Happen Until You Roam Away”: A Conversation with Eloise Klein Healy
The poet laureate of Los Angeles on relearning language....
Are We the Butterfly or the Tornado?: Joan Silber’s “Improvement”
Tara Ison finds Joan Silber’s latest novel “Improvement” an astute, lyrical portrait of characters linked by their limits and their truths....
Three Questions for Bernadette Murphy
Tara Ison interviews Bernadette Murphy...
The Inexorable Cycle of Life
Cathleen Schine’s painful, beautiful depiction of heroism in the face of an uncertain future offers us a reminder of our own tender vulnerability....
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