Russell Banks

Russell Banks Dies at 82

January 9, 2023 News Editor 0

  Russell Banks, author of Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter, and many others, has died at age 82. Banks’ agent, Ellen Levine, confirmed his death from cancer on January 8th. Remembering Banks on Twitter, the great documentarian Ken Burns remarked that, “Russell Banks was one of our greatest writers, with a keen understanding of how space and race influenced our history and literature, something he also said about Mark Twain in this clip from our film […]

Interview: David Shapiro

July 10, 2007 admin 0

Today in January Magazine, contributing editor Richard Klin interviews the poet David Shapiro, a winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Klin catches Shapiro in a reflective, even pensive, mood. “One shouldn’t think of the future when one is lucky to be alive.” Says Klin: An erudite sheen runs through the years-long output, an allusive corpus unafraid — with references to Percy Sledge and Nancy […]