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

Publicist Picks: Olympic Basketball, the End of the World, and Other September Books

Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in September. Jackson Adams: David A. F. Sweet’s Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Olympic Basketball, the End of the World, and Other September Books

Publicist Picks: Fiction, Poetry, and other September Books

Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in September.  Jackson Adams: On my very first day at the press, I … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Fiction, Poetry, and other September Books

News and Reviews

Books Better Times: Short Stories Sara Batkie Starred review from Publishers Weekly:  “In this remarkable collection, Batkie creates strong, evocative imagery with economy and precision. She elevates both the common and uncommon experiences of her characters, resulting in something quite extraordinary.” … Continue reading News and Reviews