Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Short Takes

RUMOR, REPRESSION, AND RACIAL POLITICS author George Derek Musgrove has co-authored a Washington Post article entitled "Not gone, not forgotten: Struggling over history in a gentrifying D.C."

The Charlotte Observer lists Michele Gillespie's KATHARINE AND R. J. REYNOLDS in its round-up of new North Carolina-related titles.

Louisiana Cookin' calls CORNBREAD NATION 6 "a juicy read about everything related to cooking in the South."

Dr. Fulminarc's Sidekick Books blog reviews Idra Novey's EXIT, CIVILIAN from a British point-of-view: "With the USA sending so many of its citizens to prison, Novey’s poems and the questions they raise are timely and crucial in asking her compatriots to consider what the state of their prisons says about them."

Listen here for Poetry Magazine's "Who Brings the Joy" podcast to hear three of Idra Novey's poems. 

Be sure to tune in to NPR's "All Things Considered" this Friday (11/9). Idra Novey will be this month's NewsPoet. "Each month, we bring in a poet to spend time in the newsroom — and at the end of the day, to compose a poem reflecting on the day's stories."

Congratulations to Mark Auslander and his book, THE ACCIDENTAL SLAVEOWNER! The book has been awarded the 2012 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology