This Week’s News

Angela Davis and Shiori Ito were named two of Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2020! Davis, author of Freedom is a Constant Struggle (Haymarket Books), was commended for her “unfliching” lifetime dedication to justice. Ito, who became an icon of the #MeToo movement in Japan, has a forthcoming memoir about her experiences, Black Box (Feminist Press at CUNY). 

Sarah J. Sloat’s Hotel Almighty was in the New York Times Book Review‘s roundup of new and noteworthy poetry on September 22, which praised the “fanciful” collages paired with Sloat’s erasure poetry. Appearing in the Times for the second time was Out of Mesopotamia

Aracelis Girmay talked about editing the anthology of Lucille Clifton’s poetry, How to Carry Water, on KCRW’s Bookworm on September 17.

A filmed production of. Heidi Schreck’s Pulitzer-nominated What the Consitution Means to Me (Theater Communications Group) will premiere on Amazon Prime on October 15.

An excerpt from Stranger Faces by Namwali Serpell (Transit Books) appeared in Literary Hub on September 9.

Catapult shared an essay by Emily Hashimoto on September 14, author of A World Between (The Feminist Press at CUNY).

Song for the Unraveling of the World by Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press) was recommended in Book Riot on September 18.

Five poems from Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From by Sawako Nakayasu (Wave Books) appeared in Granta.

American Madness by Tea Krulos (Feral House) was recommended by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on September 10.

Soft Science by Franny Choi (Alice James Books) won an Elgin Award.

Dael Orlandersmith, author of Until the Flood (Theater Communications Group), won a 2020 Doris Duke Artist Award.

Jonathan Hammond, author of The Shaman’s Mind (Monkfish Book Publishing), was interviewed by Abhishek Patel on his podcast Energy2Karma

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