Monday, February 4, 2013

Literary Roundup: whoa twice in one week!

found a handmade bookmark in this used book
The Natural Bridge's three-part interview series consists of interviewing a writer, his or her editor, and a reader of said writer. After writing a review of Aimee Nezhukumatathil's book Lucky Fish here and on Goodreads, the editors reached out to me to do the "reader" interview. Of course I said yes after geeking out for a few minutes because I love Aimee Nezhukumatathil. I love her so much that I know how to spell her name by heart and I'm pretty sure I pronounce it correctly. Check out all three parts, interviews with Aimee, Tupelo Press managing editor Jim Schley, and myself.

Two poems by John Oliver Simon over at riverbabble are excellent examples of how to deftly mix the mundane with the sensational or sublime. Also, I love poems about grandparenting. I'd love to read more, particularly from grandfathers. The issue also features pieces by Bay Area writers Sharon Coleman and Cassandra Dallett.

Issue 16 of Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose is available. John and I both have poems featured, along with a bunch of other amazing writers. Editor Tom Holmes always puts together lovely issues. Highly recommend.

In other news, there are some reviews rolling in for Braiding the Storm. The book is doing really well with its Goodreads rating.
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