Thursday, March 19, 2009

Short Takes

Rick Van Noy and A NATURAL SENSE OF WONDER -- winner of the 2009 Reed Award for Environmental Writing from the Southern Environmental Law Center -- as well as four poets with new and recent titles in the VQR Poetry Series (Susan B.A. Somers-Willett, QUIVER, John Casteen, FREE UNION, Victoria Chang, SALVINIA MOLESTA, and Ted Genoways, ANNA, WASHING) will be featured in the Virginia Festival of the Book, which begins today in Charlottesville and runs through the weekend.

From the latest issue of Herpetological Review: "AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF GEORGIA is a tremendous resource to herpetologists and naturalists working in Georgia and throughout the southeastern United States and should be on every bookshelf."

Poet Martha Ronk has selected FIELD FOLLY SNOW as a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Parks was recently interviewed about the experience of publishing a first book.

Andrew Porter’s THE THEORY OF LIGHT AND MATTER is a finalist in the short story category for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year. An interview with him appeared this week online.

Upcoming area events:
Thursday, April 2, 5:00 pm
Emory University Bookstore
Matthew H. Bernstein will give a short presentation and sign copies of SCREENING A LYNCHING.

Friday, April 3, 7:00 pm
Ed Pavlic (WINNERS HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED) will be reading with Kevin Young as part of the Poetry@Tech reading series.