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Books in Bloom, Peace Poetry, Potter, Fests & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

Austin African American Book Festival Celebrates Literature The 11th annual festival took place from June 22-24, highlighting such authors as bestselling YA author Angie Thomas, novelist April Sinclair, and Salon Magazine Editor-at-Large D. Watkins. The keynote address was given by author Peniel Joseph, titled “Black History, Literature, and Power in the Age of Black […]

Dust by Joe Mills

As I sit at our piano, I notice the dust on it, and I’m surprised. In a story, if there is a “dusty guitar” or a “dusty bottle,” it signifies that it hasn’t been touched for some time. That’s how the cliché works. Yet my wife and I […]

Meghan Kenny Interview with Curtis Smith

Meghan Kenny’s stories have appeared in literary journals including The Gettysburg Review, Cincinnati Review, Hobart, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She was awarded the 2005 Iowa Review Award, and was the 2008-2009 Tickner Fellow at the Gilman School, a Bernard O’Keefe Scholar at Bread Loaf, a Peter Taylor Fellow at The […]

Tracy K. Smith, Shakespeare, Roxane Gay & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

Tracy K. Smith is the New Poet Laureate of the United States…The poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection,  Life on Mars, and a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction for her memoir, Ordinary Light,  will begin her new post with the Library of Congress in September of this year. Congratulations Tracy K. Smith!