The Reading List: April ’11

 Compression & Purity(City Lights, paperback $14)By Will AlexanderThis new volume from the L.A.-based African American poet includes an autobiographical, lyrical essay about how jazz and surrealism affected the evolution...

The Reading List: May ’12

Suspense  Getaway(Soho, paperback, $15)By Lisa BrackmannThe ominous cover of this thriller from the Venice writer clues you into the not-surprising fact that the “getaway” of the title won’t go so...

Three Questions for Author Laurie Rubin

Photograph by Jonathan BarkatLaurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano opera singer, co-founder of a performing arts high school in Honolulu (Ohana Arts), and a first-time author. She’s also blind, a...