December, 2011

Small Press Spotlight: Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability

by Rigoberto González | Dec-13-2011

Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, Cinco Puntos Press, 2011. Edited by Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black & Michael Northen Bartlett’s »

June, 2010

James Lee Burke: “Louisiana Is Not the Past, It’s the Future”

by Jane Ciabattari | Jun-10-2010

James Lee Burke, whose Dave Robicheaux novels are set in New Iberia in southwest Louisiana and in New Orleans, has been on my mind while watching the »

February, 2009

Talking with PEN America Journal’s Editor M Mark

by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-20-2009

PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, is the publication of PEN American Center, winner of this year’s National Book Critics Circle Sandrof »

NYPD’s Ray Kelly: “Don’t Even Think of Attacking New York City”

by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-03-2009

Newsweek’s Christopher Dickey, author of “Securing the City: Inside America’s Best Counterterror Force—The NYPD,” sat down with New York »

January, 2009

Remembering John Updike: James Marcus Talks with Updike about his “Bech” Novels

by Jane Ciabattari | Jan-27-2009

National Book Critics Circle board member James Marcus interviewed John Updike in 1998 about his “Bech” novels. In 1970 John Updike unleashed his »

December, 2008


by Rigoberto González | Dec-22-2008

Revolver, University of Iowa Press, 2008. Robyn Schiff is the author of Worth (Iowa, 2002). She is an associate professor at the University of Iowa, »

November, 2008


by admin | Nov-23-2008

Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of Ardor (Tupelo Press, 2008), In Medias Res (Sarabande Books, 2004), and a chapbook, God’s One Hundred Promises (Swan »

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