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Goodbye, Ted!

Many thanks to outgoing Web Editor Ted Wheeler for all his work on the journal! Here are some parting words from Ted himself.

Marilyn Nelson--Full Interview!

For Air Schooner 12: Spiritual Experience, Adrian Koesters interviewed poet Marilyn Nelson. Listen to the uncut version of their conversation here, as Nelson discusses how her current work is in dialogue with past work, being an outsider looking in, "formalist" poetry and more!

Jericho Brown--Full Interview!

For Air Schooner 12: Spiritual Experience, host Stacey Waite talked to poet and essayist Jericho Brown.

Hear the full text of their conversation here, beginning with an extended reading from Brown's essay, "The Possibility of God," then listen as Stacey and Jericho converse about going to church, embracing identities and "progressing the world in which we live."

"Death is never too far"

An Interview with Danish Manzoor

This is the seventh in a series of blog posts by guest contributor Nabina Das, who writes about Indian books and authors.

Briefly Noted

A monthly book review in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner.

Volume 1, Issue 4. September 2012.

Dawes on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck
Kunkel on Maria Mazziotti Gillan's The Place I Call Home
Orsi on Sheila Heti's How Should a Person Be?
Wheeler on Shira Nayman's A Mind of Winter

Playing Rationally or Playing Actively?

This is the seventh in a series of guest posts by Hali Sofala and Eric Jones on the connections between gaming (video and otherwise) and the literary.

Music, Religion, and Performance

An Interview with Poet Derrick Harriell

This interview is the first in the Crooked Letter Interview Series hosted by Prairie Schooner’s Southern Correspondent, James Madison Redd. On August 15th 2012 he met with poet Derrick Harriell, Professor of Creative Writing and African-American Studies at the University of Mississippi. The following is a brief excerpt from their meeting in the John D. Williams Library’s Blues Archive, one week after Harriell’s move from Milwaukee to Oxford.
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PS at AWP!

Accepted 2013 Panels

2013 will be a busy year for Prairie Schooner at the annual Association of Writing Programs conference, held this coming year in Boston. The following panels featuring Prairie Schooner staff were recently accepted.

Looking Out: American Journals on the World Stage
Featuring Glenna Luschei, Kwame Dawes, John Freeman, Daniel Simon and Donovan Webster

Language at the Breaking Point (Sponsored by Blue Flower Arts)
Featuring Kwame Dawes, Jorie Graham and Terrance Hayes

Baring/Bearing Race in the Creative Writing Classroom
Featuring Suzara Aimee, Kwame Dawes, Debra Busman, Diana Garcia and Craig Santos Perez

The E-Reading Age

Dispatches from PS Blog Editor Claire Harlan Orsi

By now it’s old news: Prairie Schooner is on Kindle! Don’t worry: our 86 year old print magazine isn’t going anywhere. But as Ted Wheeler (PS’s Web Editor and the man who made the transition to Kindle possible) says, the e-reader format of the magazine will “offer long-time readers of the journal a new way to enjoy PS, and expand our audience to include literary readers with devices whose normal stable of journals might not be available as an e-book.”

Fall Issue Cover!

Check out the gorgeous cover art from New Jersey based artist Kati Vilim. Using techniques ranging from oil painting, printing and drawing to electric light installation and digital animation, Vilim's work investigates visual culture as abstract system, creating new content based on the combination of algorithm, color theory, and structures composed of ratio and rhythm. Learn more at www.kativilim.com.

Stay tuned for the Fall Issue's debut, coming soon!

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