This Week’s News

The new and improved Consortium website is now live!

People Magazine recommended Joan Frank’s Where You’re All Going (Sarabande Books) as a new title to read this month.

Val Walker, author of 400 Friends and No One To Callchatted with Parade Magazine about how to stay social in the age of social distancing on March 21. Walker was also interviewed for an article on AARP.org on March 23.

The Rumpus put together a list of titles to read in honor of Women’s History Month on March 13, including two future Rumpus Book Club ReadsArrow by Sumita Chakraborty (Alice James Books) and Inconvenient Daughter by Lauren J. Sharkey (Akashic Books/Kaylie Jones Books. The full list includes Letters to a Young Brown GirlMuddy MatterhornA Nail the Evening Hangs OnObitand White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia.

Margo Jefferson recommended Tyehimba Jess’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection, Olio (Wave Books) in the New York Times on March 19. The Times Book Review also recommended A Long Way Off by Pascal Garnier (Gallic Books) on March 20.

Julia Cho (The Language Archive, Theater Communications Group), Aleshea Harris, (Is God Is / What to Send Up When It Goes Down, Theatre Communications Group), and Maria Tumarkin (AxiomaticTransit Books) were announced as recipients of Windham-Campbell Prizes.

Mark Bibbins’s 13th Balloon (Copper Canyon Press) was recommended in PEN America on March 20. Bibbins was also interviewed in Guernica on March 20.

A poem from Maya C. Popa’s American Faith (Sarabande Books) was published in the Poetry Society of America with a note from the author.

Collen Dunn Bates, publisher of Prospect Park Books, was interviewed in Publishers Weekly on March 24.

Juli Lopera Delgado, author of Fiebre Tropical (The Feminist Press at CUNY), was interviewed by 48 Hills on March 11.

The Texas Observer wrote about Deep Vellum Press on March 23, praising their “impressive series” of books in translation.

A profile of the Feminist Press at CUNY appeared in Forbes Magazine on March 20.

King Shaka: Zulu Legend by Luke W. Molver (Catalyst Books) won an Excellence in Graphic Literature Award.

A number of Consortium titles won awards from Foreword Reviews, including Hobgoblin and the Seven Stinkers of Rancidia by Kyle Sullivan, illus. Derek Sullivan (Hazy Dell Press); Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die by Charles Kamasaki (Mandel Vilar Press); Thorn by Anna Burke (Bywater Books); and This is My Body by Cameron Dezen Hammon (Lookout Books)

The Publishers Weekly podcast talked about Apsara Engine by Bishakh Som (The Feminist Press at CUNY) on March 20.

Deer Trails: San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 7 by Kim Shuck (City Lights Publishing) won the NCIBA Golden Poppy Award for Poetry.

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