Happy Book Birthday to American Radiance!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to American Radiance by Luisa Muradyan!  About the Book: Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, American Radiance, at turns funny, tragic, and haunting, reflects on the author’s experience immigrating as a child to the United States from Ukraine in 1991. What does it mean to be an American? Luisa Muradyan doesn’t try to provide an answer. Instead, the poems in American Radiance look for a home in history, folklore, misery, laughter, language, and Prince’s outstretched hand. Colliding with the grand figures of late ’80s and early ’90s pop culture, … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to American Radiance!

From the Desk of Liz Breazeale: Thoughts on Death, Extinction, and Being the Worst at Parties

Liz Breazeale is a technical communications editor for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Pleiades, Sou’wester, Territory, Arroyo Literary Review, and Fence. Her book Extinction Events: Stories is available now.   Thoughts on Death, Extinction, … Continue reading From the Desk of Liz Breazeale: Thoughts on Death, Extinction, and Being the Worst at Parties

From the Desk of Quinn Grover: Serious Trivialities

Quinn Grover teaches English at Brigham Young University–Idaho. His work has been published in national fly-fishing magazines such as the Flyfish Journal, the Drake, and American Angler as well as literary outlets such as Newfound, Cirque, and Juxtaprose. His new book, Wilderness of Hope: Fly Fishing and Public … Continue reading From the Desk of Quinn Grover: Serious Trivialities