This Week’s News

Juan Felipe Herrera, former US poet laureate and author of Every Day We Get More Illegal (Haymarket Books), chatted with Lulu Garcia-Navarro on NPR’s Weekend Edition on September 27. 

Astra Taylor, cofounder of the Debt Collective, was interviewed by Teen Vogue on September 28 about her work to provide assistance to people struggling with debt. The Debt Collective’s Can’t Pay Won’t Pay (Haymarket Books), which has a foreword by Taylor, is a comprehensive look at the American debt crisis and a guide to how we can radically rethink economic inequality.

Akashic Books’ LyricPop series was featured in Romper on September 23. 

Cristina Rivera Garza’s “lucid, poignant” Grieving (The Feminist Press at CUNY) received a rave review in the New York Times Book Review on September 29. 

The Readers’ Room by Antoine Laurain (trans. Emily Boyce, Jane Aitken, and Polly Mackintosh; Gallic Books) was featured in the September issue of Mystery Scene Magazine, which called it a “genuine masterpiece.”

Keiler Roberts, author of Rat Time (Koyama Press), was interviewed in The Comics Journal on September 16.

Two poems from Srikanth Reddy’s Underworld Lit (Wave Books) appeared in Poetry Daily on September 23.

An excerpt from Pink Mountain on Locust Island by Jamie Marina Lau (Coffee House Press) appeared in Electric Literature on September 23. 

A poem from Marvin Bell’s Incarnate: The Collected Dead Man Poems (Copper Canyon Press) was published in NYT Magazine on September 24. 

Climate-Wise Landscaping by Susan Reed and Ginny Stibolt (New Society Publishers) was in Penn Live on September 10.

Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From by Sawako Nakayasu (Wave Books) and Yi Sang: Selected Works (edit. Don Mee Choi, trans Jack Jung, Sawako Nakayasu, Don Mee Choi and Joyelle McSweeney, Wave Books) were featured on the NewPages “New and Noteworthy” fall list.

Paisley Rekdal’s Nightingale (Copper Canyon Press) won the Washington State Book Award.

Vancouver After Dark by Aaron Chapman, Rebent Sinner by Ivan Coyote, and Changing Tides: An Ecologist’s Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene by Alejandro Frid, were announced as winners for the 2020 BC and Yukon Book Prize.

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