Friday, May 08, 2009

Short Takes

The Paperback Row column in this Sunday’s New York Times will feature Anne Panning’s SUPER AMERICA.

Philip Levine recommends BOY by Patrick Phillips in this month's Ploughshares.

Hear poets from THE RINGING EAR with Cave Canem founders Toi Derricote and Cornelius Eady on New Letters on the Air.

The May/June issue of Orion Magazine includes a review of AN EVERGLADES PROVIDENCE; the book is also featured in a piece in the St. Petersburg Times by reporter Jeff Klinkenberg, who wrote frequently about Marjory Stoneman Douglas during her lifetime: “When she encountered Reubin Askew in 1971, she felt the need to remind the popular new governor that ‘your predecessors gave Florida land away like drunken sailors.’ Askew may have enjoyed a pro-environment reputation with voters, but by God, she wanted him to know he was on probation with her.”

The Spring 2009 issue of Fourth Genre reviews Michael Martone’s RACING IN PLACE: “Intellectual playfulness is, in fact, one of Martone’s strengths, and as I read his book, I found myself making comparisons to Montaigne, the granddaddy of the form, who wondered once in an essay whether he was playing with the cat or the cat with him.”

In a lengthy review, the Newnan Times-Herald calls WHAT VIRTUE THERE IS IN FIRE a “ground-breaking” account of the Sam Hose lynching.

The San Antonio Express News interviews Jeanne Campbell Reesman, author of JACK LONDON’S RACIAL LIVES. Reesman will be signing books at The Twig in San Antonio this Saturday.

MARGARET FULLER: WANDERING PILGRIM appears in a round-up review in the New York Review of Books.

Library Journal named TURTLES OF THE SOUTHEAST one of the best science reference books of the year.