Thursday, June 28, 2012

Short Takes

"The most endangered species native to Florida’s Panhandle and Alabama’s Gulf Coast might just be the redneck. . . . . THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE REDNECK RIVIERA is a fun romp through a place that has long been dedicated to fun but it also dips its toes into the cultural conflicts the region has experienced—a bit history, a bit social commentary and a good read."—Miami Herald

Your Day Radio recently interviewed THE WORLD OF THE SALT MARSH author, Charles Seabrook. Listen to the interview available here.

According to the Post and Courier, THE WORLD OF THE SALT MARSH "is highly recommended to anyone who shares our respect of the salt marsh and would like to learn about its biology and culture."

Want to know more about ATLANTA'S OAKLAND CEMETERY? Check out the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Q&A with the authors.

Paranormal Georgia Investigations recommends ATLANTA'S OAKLAND CEMETERY on their website and encourages readers to pick-up a copy of the book, especially if they are unable to visit Oakland Cemetery in person. "[A] wonderful journey through Atlanta’s history. . ."

The book launch event for ATLANTA'S OAKLAND CEMETERY will be this Sunday, July 1st, from 5:00-7:00pm at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. The event is free and open to the public, and it will feature a brief presentation, book signing, and guided tours.

On Saturday, June 30th, the Altamaha Riverkeepers will be hosting a launch event for the new book, ALTAMAHA. The event will feature a reception, reading, and book signing at historic Ashantilly in Darien at 2:00pm. Authors James Holland, Dorinda Dallmeyer, and Janisse Ray will be there to sign books. More information about tickets for the event can be found here.

Idra Novey, author of EXIT, CIVILIAN, will be reading at the Poets House Showcase on Saturday, June 30th. The event is free and open to the public, and it will start at 1:00pm. More information can be found here.

The literary magazine, Circumference, features a podcast with Idra Novey, focusing mainly on her translation practice. You can listen to the podcast here.

The San Antonio newspaper Plaza de Armas cites EXIT, CIVILIAN as the columnist describes what is like for a relative to be in prison. Conversations during a poetry workshop with Idra Novey both "influenced and informed" the column.