Thursday, December 17, 2009

Short Takes

From the new issue of Audubon magazine: "Written with disarming and compelling glee, ROSALIE EDGE, HAWK OF MERCY, by Dyana Z. Furmansky, tells the unlikely story of how a poor little rich girl became the most effective American conservationist between John Muir and Rachel Carson."

Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy (GLASS CEILINGS AND 100-HOUR COUPLES) will appear on "Showcase Minnesota" this Monday, December 12 at 10 am on KARE-11, the Twin Cities NBC affiliate; after it airs, view the segment here.

Robin Ekiss (THE MANSION OF HAPPINESS) is included in the annual debut poets feature in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Newly released: THE NEW ROAD by photographer Rob Amberg. Amberg will sign books and discuss this documentary project at The Captain's Bookshelf in Asheville this Friday at 5:30 pm.

Joshua Poteat's "Illustrating" on Verse Daily today.

A review by Ron Slate of GHOSTBREAD.

From this month's Journal of American History: "Seth C. Bruggeman's impressive account of George Washington's birthplace deserves a wide audience. . . . HERE, GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS BORN is a compelling story about the changing fields of historic preservation, museum studies, and public history." From the Journal of Interdisciplinary History: "A fine addition to the memory studies and public-history canon."

From Rain Taxi: BLACK ELVIS "has something for all readers who sometimes doubt their own sense of direction, and even more for the reader with an ear and a love for music."

Andrew Porter (THE THEORY OF LIGHT AND MATTER) has received the Drake Emerging Writer Award in Short Fiction from Drake University. The paperback of his collection will release January 5 from Vintage.