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Stephanie Burt mentioned C.D. Wright’s Casting Deep Shade in an article about poetry for the Wall Street Journal on June 8.

The Los Angeles Times included Brian Evenson’s Song for the Unraveling of the World (Coffee House Press) on its June 10 list of recommended June books.

Andrés R. Edwards, author of Renewal:  How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, and Joy (New Society Publishers), was interviewed on Albany, New York NPR affiliate WAMC’s nationally syndicated show The Roundtable on May 16. On May 31, he was interviewed on Kansas City, Kansas NPR affiliate Kansas Public Radio’s Conversations and Grand Rapids, Michigan NPR affiliate WGVU’s Morning Show with Shelley Irwin. He was interviewed on June 3 by Hayward, Wisconsin NPR affiliate WOJB’s Morning Edition with Eric Schubring and on June 5 by Boston radio station WBIX/WXBR’s nationally syndicated The Frankie Boyer Lifestyle Show.

Bustle’s June 11 Pride Month poetry reading list included Jericho Brown’s The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press), Franny Choi’s Soft Science (Alice James Books), jayy dodd’s The Black Condition feat. Narcissus (Nightboat Books), Jan-Henry Gray’s Documents (BOA Editions), Camonghne Felix’s Build Yourself a Boat (Haymarket Books), Keetje Kuipers’s All Its Charms (BOA Editions), and Arielle Twist’s Disintegrate/Dissociate (Arsenal Pulp Press).

Curdella Forbes, author of A Tall History of Sugar (Akashic Books) was interviewed by Publishers Weekly on June 10.

Eve L. Ewing’s 1919 (Haymarket Books) and T Fleischmann’s Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through (Coffee House Press) were included on Literary Hub’s June 5 list of most anticipated summer books.

Literary Hub interviewed Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, editors of Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture (The Feminist Press at CUNY), on May 30.

Kevin Allred’s Ain’t I a Diva?: Beyoncé and the Power of Pop Culture Pedagogy (The Feminist Press at CUNY) was excerpted by B*tch Media and Literary Hub on June 11. Allred was also interviewed by B*tch on June 11 and published an original essay on BUST on June 3.

Like This Afternoon Forever by Jamie Manrique (Akashic Books) was excerpted by CrimeReads on June 5. Manrique was interviewed by Gay City News on June 6.

Boston NPR affiliate 90.9 WBUR.org’s May 21 list of book recommendations included Edward J. Delany’s The Big Impossible: Novellas + Stories (Turtle Point Press).

Sarah Bowen’s Spiritual Rebel: A Positively Addictive Guide to Finding Deeper Perspective and Higher Purpose (Monkfish Book Publishing) was included on BookRiot’s June 10 list of recommended memoirs. Bowen was interviewed on Publishers Weekly’s podcast Faithcast, also on June 10.

Elise Levine’s This Wicked Tongue (Biblioasis) is the A.V. Club book to read in June 2019. 

The A.V. Club published a preview of Chris Kuzma’s Lunch Quest (Koyama Books) on June 5.

BookRiot highlighted Trifonia Melibea Obono’s La Bastarda (trans. Lawrence Schimel; the Feminist Press at CUNY), Cristina Rivera Garza’s The Iliac Crest (trans. Sarah Booker; The Feminist Press at CUNY), Zahia Rahmani’s “Muslim”: A Novel (trans. Matt Reeck; Deep Vellum), and Anne Garréta’s Not One Day (trans. Emma Ramadan; Deep Vellum) in a June 11 article about diverse translations.

Electric Literature published an essay by Mui Poopoksakul, who translated Duanwad Pimwana’s Arid Dreams (The Feminist Press at CUNY) on May 28.

Electric Literature included Go Home!: Twenty-Four Journeys from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the Feminist Press (edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan; The Feminist Press at CUNY) on a list of inclusive anthologies on May 31.

The Brooklyn Rail’s June 5 “Summer Round-Up” included C.D. Wright’s Casting Deep Shade (Copper Canyon Press), Asja Bakić’s Mars (trans. Jennifer Zoble; The Feminist Press at CUNY), and Duanwad Pimwana’s Arid Dreams (trans. Mui Poopoksakul; The Feminist Press at CUNY).

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s contribution to adrienne maree brown’s Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (AK Press) was excerpted by Yes! Magazine on May 29.

Shawna Potter, author of Making Spaces Safer (AK Press), was interviewed by Alternative Press on May 29 and published an op-ed on Alternet on May 26.

Mary Lea Carroll, author of Saint Everywhere (Prospect Park Books), was interviewed by The Coast News on June 6 and by Satellite Sisters podcast on June 11.

Virgie Tovar, author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat (The Feminist Press at CUNY), was interviewed on Leafly’s The Hash Podcast on May 29.

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