2017 European Union Prizes for Literature Announced On April 21st, the twelve winners for the 2017 prize were announced. Funded by the Creative Europe programme, the winners include Rudi Erebara (Albania), Ina Vultchanova (Bulgaria) and Sine Ergün (Turkey). The prize recognizes excellence in new and emerging literary talents across the […]
Pulitzer Prizes, James Baldwin’s Papers Get a New Home, Bana al-Abed & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell
The 2017 winners were announced on Monday, 4/10. Colson Whitehead won the fiction award for The Underground Railroad. The poetry honor was awarded to Tyehimba Jess for Olio.
REVIEWED BY KRISTINA MORICONI A Stone for Bread | Miriam Herin| Livingston Press 2015| 302 pages | ISBN: 978-1604891560 On the pages of A Stone for Bread, there are intersections where readers will want to pause, places where poetry and politics meet, where history and human relationships overlap and […]
I was in my 20s when I bought my first chapbook: Sabishi: Poems from Japan by David Hassler. It was a time in my life when I was trying to figure out what career I wanted, and where to live, and, without realizing it, I was also searching […]
REVIEWED BY A.E. WEISGERBER Analog: Poems | Unicorn Press | 39 pages | Soft cover $12 | ISBN 978-0-87775-813-6 | Release date 15 April 2017 Out of Context | Press Otherwise | 74 pages | Soft cover $20 | ISBN 978-0-9909555-4-2| February 2017 John Gosslee recently published two […]
Reading Without Walls, Mapping Literature, Rainku & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell
“Reading is a fantastic way to open your minds and hearts to new people, places, and ideas.Through reading, I’ve met new friends, learned new facts and become a better person.” – Gene Luen Yang
Nearly 200 theaters around the country will screen “1984”tonight in protest of the Trump administration. “Orwell’s portrait of a government that manufactures [its] own facts, demands total obedience and demonizes foreign enemies has never been timelier,” say organizers for the event, adding that the screenings encourage theaters “to […]
When my mother received her Alzheimer’s diagnosis in the spring of 2013, my sisters and I thought only of the potential horrors that lay ahead, and the slow withering away of the person we loved. What we couldn’t have foreseen were the moments of beauty, the moments of […]
National Poetry Month, Chance the Rapper, Roxane Gay & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell
April is National Poetry month in the US and there are many ways to celebrate! From Twitter poetry to National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27th, and attending local poetry gatherings, language, poems, and poets are in the spotlight.
A movie’s title matters a great deal. I’ve heard it said very few times but watched it in action several. Back in the old, old days when you had to visit a video store to rent a movie if you didn’t feel like handing out twenty bucks […]