Thursday, November 18, 2010

Short Takes: Striving to Live Among Battering Forces

CHARLOTTE NC editors Heather Smith and Bill Graves appeared on WFAE Charlotte Talks Wednesday. Their event for the book that night at the Levine Museum of the New South drew more than 100 attendees. They were also interviewed for the Charlotte Business Journal.

SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE COMMUNITY COOKBOOK featured by Tasting Table and in Garden & Gun's Talk of the South newsletter.

Thoughtful piece by literary blogger Ron Slate on JACK LONDON, PHOTOGRAPHER: "London himself was always a story – and he comes across as a living presence among his photography. . . .This wonderful book, packed with London’s notes on the images he had taken so selectively, strongly communicates his unique humanity and his respect for people striving to live among battering biological and social forces."

Jennifer Jensen Wallach (CLOSER TO THE TRUTH THAN ANY FACT) named one of the History News Network's Top Young Historians.

The new Journal of Southern History includes reviews of WHAT VIRTUE THERE IS IN FIRE, GUTEN TAG, Y'ALL, and LATINO IMMIGRANTS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE U.S. SOUTH. On Shep Krech's SPIRITS OF THE AIR: "This remarkable book combines historical ornithology, environmental prehistory and history, and aboriginal world views regarding birds . . . . A momentous work."

Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Cave Canem Poetry Prize winner Iain Haley Pollock, whose book SPIT BACK A BOY will be available in spring. Inside Spelman covers a recent event with poets Kyle Dargan (LOGORRHEA DEMENTIA) and Natasha Trethewey (BEYOND KATRINA), including video of the reading.

Walter Reeves (The Georgia Gardener) recommends AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF GEORGIA.

The Southeastern Museums Conference awarded the Georgia Museum of Art a gold medal for their exhibition catalog LORD LOVE YOU: WORKS BY R.A. MILLER FROM THE MULLIS COLLECTION. The catalog for the James E. Routh, Jr. graphic works exhibition, THE SOUTH IN BLACK AND WHITE, was awarded a silver medal.

Heather Russell and LEGBA'S CROSSING at the Miami Book Fair this weekend.