A January 14 Minneapolis, Minnesota Star Tribune article about the growth of poetry interviewed Hieu Minh Nguyen, author of Not Here and Bao Phi, author of Thousand Star Hotel and discussed Justin Phillip Reed’s Indecency (all Coffee House Press) and Franny Choi, author of Soft Science (Alice James Books).
Book Riot’s January 14 list of “50 Must-Read 2019 Poetry Collections” included seventeen Consortium titles! From Copper Canyon Press: Jericho Brown’s The Tradition C.D. Wright’s Casting Deep Shade: An Amble, Deborah Landau’s Soft Targets, and Tishani Doshi’s Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods; from Coffee House Press: Ed Bok Lee’s Mitochondrial Night, Ladan Ali Osman’s Exiles of Eden, and Justin Phillip Reed’s Indecency; from Haymarket Books: Eve Ewing’s 1919, editors Fatimah Asghar & Safia Elhillo’s Halal If You Hear Me: The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3, and José Olivarez’s Citizen Illegal; from Alice James Books: Andres Cerpa’s Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy and Franny Choi’s Soft Science; from The Feminist Press at CUNY: Ali Liebegott’s The Summer of Dead Birds and Claudia D. Hernandez’s Knitting the Fog; from Wave Books: Magdalena Zurawski’s The Tiniest Muzzle Sings Songs of Freedom and Michael Earl Craig’s Woods and Clouds Interchangeable; and from Nightboat Books: Marwa Helal’s Invasive Species.
On January 9, in Comics Beat’s Annual Creator Survey, Emma Rios named Emily Carroll’s When I Arrived at the Castle (Koyama Press) as the biggest comic of 2019, and Tom Kaczynski gave shoutouts to Uncivilized Books’ Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten and Stonebreaker by Peter Wartman
On January 2, the Millions published a conversation between Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman, author of Maggie Terry (The Feminist Press at CUNY) and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of Sketchtasy (Arsenal Pulp Press)
As a Publishers Weekly Rising Star Honoree, Akashic’s Director of Publicity and Social Media Susannah Lawrence participated in a roundtable on the future of publishing for the January 7 Publishers Weekly.