Mark Spitzer is an associate professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Season of the Gar: Adventures in Pursuit of America’s Most Misunderstood Fish, Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West … Continue reading Where in the Monster Fish World is Mark Spitzer?
UNP is a proud publisher of women writers and women’s history. Celebrate Women’s History Month with these reading suggestions. Westerns: A Women’s History Victoria Lamont This thoroughly-researched and engaging history disproves the assumption that the Western genre has always … Continue reading Reading List: Women’s History Month
The following excerpt is from Paradise Destroyed: Catastrophe and Citizenship in the French Caribbean by Christopher M. Church (December 2017). Introduction: Colonialism, Catastrophe, and National Integration At five-thirty in the morning on 3 May 1902, the young schoolteacher Roger Portel awoke to … Continue reading Excerpt: Paradise Destroyed
Awards Cannibal Safiya Sinclair Shortlisted for the 2017 BOCAS Award for Caribbean Literature: “Sinclair manages to imbue her writing with such strength and spirit that it gives her poems a disturbing and provocative edge — sometimes shocking, and at … Continue reading News and Reviews
March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’re sharing just a few of our favorite books by and about women. Separation Scenes: Domestic Drama in Early Modern England by Ann C. Christensen Separation Scenes argues that domestic plays make the … Continue reading Reading List: Women’s History Month
The following is an excerpt from Romance with Voluptuousness: Caribbean Women and Thick Bodies in the United States (Nebraska, 2016) by Kamille Gentles-Peart. From Chapter 1: The “Thick Black Woman”: Racialized Body Politics and the Marginalization of Black Women Reflections of a Mahgah Jamaican … Continue reading Excerpt: Romance with Voluptuousness