This Week’s Hot News

Franny Choi, author of Soft Science (Alice James Books), was interviewed by Lumina Journal on March 21, the Iowa Review on March 15, and Michigan Quarterly Review on March 13. Poems from Soft Science were published in the Spring 2019 issues of the Paris Review and Arkansas International and read on Spokane, Washington NPR affiliate KPBX’s Poetry Momenton March 7.

AK press author Patrick Strickland, author of Alerta! Alerta!: Snapshots of Europe’s Anti-fascist Struggle (AK Press) wrote an article about the white nationalist Christchurch massacre in New Zealand for the New Republic on March 15, for which he interviewed Alexander Reid Ross, author of Against the Fascist Creep (AK Press).

Without Protection by Gala Mukomolova (Coffee House Press), Death Threat by Vivek Shraya and Ness Lee, Disintegrate/Dissociate by Arielle Twist (both Arsenal Pulp Press) and Soft Science by Franny Choi (Alice James Books) were included on Autostraddle’s March 21 list of “20 New Books by or About Queer Women to Read This Spring.”

On March 25, Ladan Osman, author of Exiles of Eden (Coffee House Press), published the first in a series of essays in World Literature Today.

Deborah Landau’s Soft Targets, Natalie Scenters-Zapico’s Lima :: Limón (both Copper Canyon Press), and Franny Choi’s Soft Science (Alice James Press) were included on Bustle’s March 22 list of spring 2019 must-read poetry collections.

A poem from Ed Bok Lee’s Mitochondrial Night (Coffee House Press was published by Literary Hub on March 25.

The Rumpus interviewed Nina Revoyr, author of A Student of History (Akashic Books) on March 22.

The Cut’s No Man’s Landmagazine interviewed Eve Ewing, author of 1919 and Electric Arches (Haymarket Books) on March

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, author of Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma (Monkfish Book Publishing) wrote an article for the March 6 issue of Tikkun Magazine.

Asja Bakić, author of Mars: Stories (trans. Jennifer Zoble; The Feminist Press at CUNY) wrote an essay for Literary Hub on March 21. Eastern Iowa’s The Gazette wrote an article about Bakić on March 10.

Tentacle by Rita Indiana (trans. Acny Obejas; And Other Stories), All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimópulos (trans. Alice Whitmore; Transit Books), Arid Dreams: Stories by Duanwad Pimwana (trans. Mui Poopoksakul; The Feminist Press at CUNY), and Flowers of Mold & Other Stories by Ha Seong-Nan (trans. Janet Hong; Open Letter Books) were included on Book Riot’s March 8 list of most exciting 2019 books in translation.

Consortium titles dominated Book Riot’s March 22 list of “50 of the Best Poetry Books from Authors of Contemporary Works,” which included Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s Oceanic (Copper Canyon Press), Aja Monet’s My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter (Haymarket Books), Chen Chen’s When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions), Dorothea Lasky’s Milk (Wave Books), Erika Meitner’s Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions), Etel Adnan’s Night (Nightboat Books), Eve L. Ewing’s Electric Arches (Haymarket Books), Hieu Ming Nguyen’s Not Here (Coffee House Press), Javier Zamora’s Unaccompanied (Copper Canyon Press), Jericho Brown’s The New Testament (Copper Canyon Press), José Olivarez’s Citizen Illegal (Haymarket Books), Justin Phillip Reed’s Indecency (Coffee House Press), Kaveh Akbar’s Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books), Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s Cenzontle (BOA Editions), Natalie Diaz’s When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press), Ocean Vuong’s Night Sky With Exit Wounds(Copper Canyon Press), Rachel McKibbins’s Blud(Copper Canyon Press), Ursula K. Le Guin’s So Far So Good (Copper Canyon Press), Victoria Chang’s Barbie Chang (Copper Canyon Press), and The Breakbeat Poets Vol.2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books).

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