Book: Essays for ‘Lunch’

Naked Lunch @ 50

Edited by Oliver Harris and Ian MacFadyen. Southern Illinois University Press; 312 pgs., $34.95.



Book: A conversation with Jane Smiley

I read the novella “The Age of Grief” more than 10 years ago, before it became the movie “The Secret Lives of Dentists.” I’ve owned six copies since then; none of the


Book: Profile of Kiki Petrosino

A Sarabande poet

To give LEO readers an idea of the quality talent Sarabande puts out, I decided to profile the work of an up-and-coming poet named Kiki Petrosino.


Book: Sarabande turns 15

In praise of the book

It has been 15 years since Sarah Gorham and her husband, Jeffrey Skinner, started Sarabande Books, and it is amazing to think that most people in Louisville still haven’t heard o


Book: The shades of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life
(By Lori D. Ginzberg. Hill and Wang; 254 pgs., $25.)


Guy Davenport: The last American Jack

What the Lexington-based scholar teaches us about our world

Guy Davenport came to teach English at the University of Kentucky in 1963.

A Guy Davenport bibliography


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An interview with Erik Reece

“I saw in Guy, I think for the first time in my life, someone who seemed completely alive.” —Erik Reece, from his new book “An Americ


A real American comic book hero

Chuck Dixon may not be a household name, unlike several of the characters he’s depicted in a comic book career that spans nearly three decades.

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Book: New guide captures beauty of Kentucky’s parks

The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks