Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:57
"I am the soldier; I am the battlefield." Part 3: Final Section
Nabina Das interviews Naren Bedide who has been translating Telugu Dalit poetry for some time for a Dalit literary platform. This literary drive is gaining momentum as more and more of this body of poetry is becoming available, ably challenging mainstream poetics. The PS blog featured Part 1 and Part 2 of the Q&A earlier. We round up the conversation with Part 3.
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 14:05
"Fred Astaire's Hands" by Judith Kitchen
For the past two weeks, we have posted essays published in previous issues, and will continue to do so until the contest deadline, May 2. Last week, we posted “Jicama, without Expectations,” by Maxine Kumin. This week, the essay is Judith Kitchen’s “Fred Astaire’s Hands,” published in the Fall 1997 issue, in which Kitchen chronicles a road trip intertwined with thoughts on mortality and sense of self.
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:32
A monthly book review in brief from the staff of the Prairie Schooner and associates.
A monthly book review in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates.
Vol. 2 Issue 2. April 2013. The Golden Road by Rachel Hadas | Reviewed by Caitie Leibman The Hours of The Cardinal by Richard Lyons | Reviewed by James Madison Redd Earth Again by Chris Dombrowski | Reviewed by James Crews
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:11
Jicama, without Expectation: an Essay by Maxine Kumin
Just a reminder that May 2 marks the opening of the submission period for Prairie Schooner’s Creative Nonfiction Contest! Last week, we posted Alberto Alvaro Ríos’ essay, “Translating the Translation: Finding the Beginning.” This week, we are posting “Jicama, without Expectation” by Maxine Kumin, published in the Spring 1994 issue, in which Kumin explores the significance of cultivating a garden.
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 17:38
Happy Birthday, Book Prize Series
By Dillon Jones, Prairie Schooner intern
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Prairie Schooner’s Book Prize Series. To celebrate, friends of the journal gathered last Thursday to honor its founders, former PS Editor-in-Chief Hilda Raz and longtime PS supporter Peggy Shumaker. Current Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes opened with remarks about the difference between blockers and facilitators, noting the importance of the latter. He described facilitators as people who, in response to an obstacle, say, “That sounds difficult. How can we make it happen?” Hilda Raz and Peggy Shumaker belong in this group.
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:33
World Wide Poetry Studio with Ryan Van Winkle
I met Mary Ruefle in her home in Vermont. Over cigarettes and coffee and among a plethora of brilliant ephemera (a tiny deck of playing cards, vintage Christmas decorations) we had an amazing conversation about her life and her body of work as a poet and an artist. One thing which remained with me long after our interview, was Mary's dedication to play. In her own words:
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:59
Prairie Schooner Welcomes Interim Blog Editor, James Redd
We’re pleased to announce that James Redd has been appointed the interim Blog Editor for Prairie Schooner. Redd's Crooked Letter Interview Series began running on the blog in August 2012 and has featured acclaimed Mississippi authors such as Richard Ford and T.R. Hummer. Redd, the former Prairie Schooner Publicity Associate, will temporarily be taking over the blog’s reins.
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:41
Cory Kruse, Prairie Schooner intern, reviews the extraordinary appreciation and appreciation of the extraordinary of all things Ireland during Prairie Schooner's "Global Ireland" poetry reading on March 28th at UNL's Great Plains Art Museum.
Daniel A. Olivas on "Latino/a Literature in the Classroom: Twenty-first-century approaches to teaching": "the first volume of its type" .. "scholarly yet practical" .. "there's little doubt this volume will become a mainstay" .. click here to read!
12/7/16-- Michael Lindgren reviews Anne Boyer's freewheeling book of prose poetry "Garments Against Women", a text that improvises on themes of feminist identity, precarity, illness, the nature of capital, and the twin poles of production and consumerism.