Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:08
Quick-to-Read Monthly Reviews
Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates.
Vol. 3 Issue 4. June 2014. Ed. Paul Clark.
Conversations by César Aira (trans. Katherine Silver) | Reviewed by Jeannie Vanasco
The Keys to the Jail by Keetje Kuipers | Reviewed by Gabrielle Bates
The Dark by Sergio Chejfec (trans. Heather Cleary) | Reviewed by Jack Hill
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:04
An Interview with Peter Goldsworthy, Conducted by Ryan Van Winkle
Peter Goldsworthy is an Australian man-of-letters with a wide-range of accomplishments and accolades. He's a novelist, a poet, an essayist and (where does he find the time?) a doctor. In a sprawling, in-depth, conversation recorded at the Clunes Booktown Festival in Australia we talked about the variety and scope of his work. The excerpt here is a small fraction of the insight, humour and sheer story-telling prowess on display in our original interview.
Ryan Van Winkle: The Scottish poet Norman MacCaig always claimed writers who did both tended to write novels to make money, but always felt poetry was the “real thing”. Do you have a particular loyalty?
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.