I had a chance to interview Olatunde Osinaike. His book "Tender Headed" is available from Akashic Books.
From Comics to Collage: The Possibility of Graphic Literature at Rain Taxi's Twin Cities Book Festival
I had a panel with Kelcey Ervick and David Dodd Lee who were my former teachers at Indiana University South Bend. "The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Graphic Literature" was SOLD OUT!
It was at the Minnesota State Fairground and it was beautifully cold inside (look at my outfit).
RHINO ‘Graphic’ Reviews is marking its fifth anniversary. We asked our contributors to create book reviews with graphic elements. This started with six graphic reviewers and became one of our most popular segments. Now, many of our audiences look forward to ‘reading’ graphic reviews every September. I wanted to do something new for this issue; therefore, I invited Kylie Gellatly to be a guest Graphic Reviews Editor.
I am also excited to introduce a new textbook and translation on graphic literature. Rose Metal Press just released its Field Guide series about Graphic Literature. Kelcey Ervick and Tom Hart talked about their editorial process. Geoffrey Brock recently translated a French graphic novel, Social Fiction, and shared his translation insights.
Please celebrate this new addition to our literature community.
It was a beautiful morning for a poetry reading!
I had a celebratory reading for a new anthology, "Chicago Mosaic: Immigrant Stories of Objects Kept, Lost, or Left Behind", at the Printers Row Lit Fest 2023.
The anthology was edited by Chris Green and Amy Tyson. It contains stories from generations of Chicago immigrants and is available from Big Sholders Books.
I have a chance to interview a Korean translator, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello.
I had a chance to interview Jennifer Grotz. Her book, "Still Falling", is available from Graywolf Press.
I had a chance to interview Meg Reynolds. Her new book, "Does the Earth", is available from Harpoon Books.
I had a chance to interview Catherine Esposito Prescott. Her new book, "Accidental Garden", is available from Gunpowder Press.
I had a chance to interview Jodie Hollander. Her new book, "Nocturne", is available from Oxford University Press.