Greetings, Rioters! I’ve decided my bookmark folder containing links for you all needs a good clear-out, so let’s have a few days’ worth Note From Elsewhere goodness, shall we? YES! Time to catch up.
First up, we have a shedload of WR Author Updates that I’ve neglected to tell you about:
Logen Cure, whose poem “These Are My Best Gifts” first appeared here, now has a full chapbook out called Still.
Previously seen here reviewing Philip Glass’ Einstein on The Beach, Fred Skolnik has a new novel, Death.
Katie Cortese has a collection of flash fiction out, Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories. Her story “Disappearing Act”
Hello everyone! Yes, it’s been at least four months since I’ve had any literary links ’round these parts. Let’s make up for lost time and look at some interesting stories that I’ve saved in my trusty WR bookmarks folder since April.
Couple of good Patricia Highsmith-related links to share: First, this look at her book, Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction. I’ve always meant to read it, even though suspense fiction isn’t my usual neck of the writing-woods, since I figure we can all learn from it.
And here’s an article about what makes her work so adaptable to screen. I’m really looking forward
Greetings all! And Happy New Year. Why don’t we round up a few End of 2014 lists that caught my eye? Besides those, we’ve got a few other odds and ends, so let’s get to it.
At The Butter, Roxane Gay has “An Incomplete List of Interesting Moments From 2014 Reviews, Profiles, Etc.”
I always enjoy reading The Millions’ Year in Reading series, and Garth Risk Hallberg’s contribution this year is not only full of interesting-sounding books, but it’s a lovely tribute to his father.
Carolyn at Autostraddle has a great list of Top 10 Queer and Feminist Books of 2014, including Janet Mock, Daisy Hernández, and Women in
Greetings, all! Most of the lit-link goodies I’ve found interesting this week fall under the broad header of “Reading Suggestions,” either good essays, book recommendations, or other similar ways to feed your brain. Perhaps another week we’ll be more on the craft of writing, topic-wise. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Art Edwards‘ “Do You Have a Vacancy?: Morrissey and Getting What One Wants” in Word Riot‘s June issue came to mind when I saw music journalist Lauren Murphy‘s Smiths pilgrimage (complete with relevant photos) and her personal Top 10 Overlooked Morrissey Songs. Do take a gander.
You’ve probably heard
Greetings, Rioters! Some internal news first: There are just a few days left to submit to the Word Riot Travel Grant, so look into it if you have a book that needs some assistance getting out into the world.
Also, nominations for the 2014 Paula Anderson Book Award are due by July 15th. Winner receives $1000.
In WR Alum News: Ashley Strosnider, who had two poems appear here in 2010, is the new managing editor for Prairie Schooner . High-five!
Alsox2, I’m going to try a new thing with these Notes From Elsewhere updates wherein I tell you what I’m currently reading, if’n you’re interested. Catch
Hello Friends! Happy Spring. I have lots of good links to share with you all, so let’s get right to it, so you can properly procrastinate on whatever writing you should be doing. Or papers you should be grading/editing/etc., if you’re on that end of the writing-world.
You may remember former Word Riot contributor Karen Skolfield‘s Notes From Elsewhere mention last October, for her poetry collection Frost in the Low Areas. That book has recently earned her PEN New England Award, this year also awarded to Jennifer Haigh and Doug Bauer.
I keep meaning to read Jenny Offill‘s Department of Speculation (and to pair
Greetings, Rioting friends! How are you on this fine Spring day? (If you day is not particularly fine, let us use some magical thinking and maybe tomorrow will be.)
First up we have several Word Riot author news/updates, so let’s get to it:
Jade Sylvan — whose poems “Redlight,” “A-Train,” and “Drunk Driving” have previously appeared here — has a book out with Write Bloody, Kissing Oscar Wilde. You can order it here.
Richard Kostelanetz, whom David Hoenigman interviewed here in 2009, recently had an exhibition in Milan dedicated to his work, a “bookstore” of sorts:
MORE WORDSHIP will host and sell all of
Greetings, Word Rioters! Happy Saturday! How’s the tail-end of summer treating you? Are you productive, or are you like me and behind on everything? No matter, let’s just read some good stuff together.
First up, we have news from former WR contributor Jess C. Scott: She has a new novella out, Jack in the Box. Her short story, “Porcelain,” previously appeared on this site, and David Hoenigman interviewed her here in August 2011.
Now here’s one of the best things I’ve read all week: At terribleminds, Delilah S. Dawson presents 25 Steps to Being a Traditionally Published Author: Lazy Bastard Edition.
“As a lover of exquisitely crafted books, papercraft, and book art, and a longtime fan of artist Kevin Stanton’s superb cut-paper illustration, I was instantly taken with this lavish edition of Macbeth, featuring Stanton’s intricate masterpieces of layered laser-cut color paper.” (See more at Brain Pickings.)
Happy Friday, Word Rioters! I have so many links to share with you all, so many things that struck my fancy over the past 2 weeks. Last weekend I was camping for the first time in… I don’t know how long. At least a decade. Clearly, I survived, so let’s get to it: