Books we wish we could travel to

Summer is made for vacations and weekends on the road, but who’s to say you actually have to travel to experience a summer getaway? In honor of the upcoming publication of James P. Lenfestey’s travel narrative Seeking the Cave, we chose our dream locations found in books published by Milkweed Editions. Indulge in a little wanderlust this summer by traveling to the isles of Ireland through Sara Eliza Johnson’s Bone Map, around the glittering shores of Lake Superior in Danielle Sosin’s The Long Shining Waters, or through the inhospitable Australian outback in Rafael de Grenade’s debut Stilwater. And if you’re on a budget — fear not. Take 25 percent off any of these books with the discount code “TRAVEL”.

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Tynan Kerr on illustrating THE BOOK OF DUELS

If you’ve read our recent publication, The Book of Duels by Michael Garriga, then you’ve seen the fascinating pen and ink illustrations that accompany each composition. We asked Tynan Kerr, the illustrator, a few questions about working with the author, Michael Garriga, and the process of illuminating such an idiosyncratic collection.

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This post was written underneath the light of the sun

We wanted to give you a peek, dear readers, at our new office light tubes which we try to use every day in place of regular lighting. The lights are comprised of actual tubes in our ceiling that funnel sunlight directly into our office, which means our brightness ebbs and flows depending on the day’s cloud cover.

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Six reasons to read THINGS THAT ARE

We could not be more excited to release the paperback version of Things That Are by Amy Leach this month. This debut collection is full of essays that progress from the tiniest Earth dwellers to far-flung celestial bodies. The Huffington Post calls it “Lyrical and strange, filled with short tales whose most perfect sentences stay with you, especially in your dreams.”

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