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August 2013

Briefly Noted – August 2013

Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates
Incarnadine - Mary Szybist

Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates.

Vol. 2 Issue 5. August 2013. Ed. James Madison Redd.

Incarnadine by Mary Szybist | Reviewed by James Crews The Genius of J. Robert Oppenheimer by William Todd Seabrook | Reviewed by Jeff Alessandrelli A Gentleman of Leisure [or The Intrusion of Jimmy] by P.G. Wodehouse | Reviewed by Jacqueline H. Harris (A Short-shrifted Review) Diary of the One Swelling Sea by Jill McCabe Johnson | Reviewed by Jack Hill

Shoot Lists, Not Drugs, Or, The Great List Rapture

Natalie Diaz on Sports & Poetry
A Grocery List
This is not the blog I planned on writing this time around, but how could I not be carried away by the Great Depressing List Fad of 2013, or judging by the myriad commentary and speculation and prediction on Facebook, what we might as well call The Great List Rapture: Everyone got put on the list, but I was left out.

The Essay is Wildly Capacious

An Interview with Lia Purpura
Lia Purpura
The deadline for our second annual Creative Nonfiction Contest is fast approaching! We've already received many excellent submissions--get yours in by August 31! To inspire you, here's an interview with this year’s contest judge, Lia Purpura.

Astrology - A Very Poetic System

An Interview with Poet Rachael Boast
Rachael Boast
A new post from the Worldwide Poetry Studio with Ryan Van Winkle: After reading Rachael Boast's highly-praised and extremely rewarding first collection, Van Winkle discovers she is a star-gazing student of astrology. In their conversation about her Forward Prize-winning book, Sidereal, they examine her relationship to stars, sky, time, and patterns and how it affects the structure and content of her excellent debut.

Enajori.com Promotes Language, Literature, and the Heritage of Assam

By Nabina Das
Himjyoti Talukdar
Good things are bound to happen on birthdays. Enajori.com, the first online, bilingual, unicoded magazine from Assam devoted to Assamese literature, art, and culture, launched on March 13, 2010. March 13 is my birthday. Over the last few years, I have read Enajori.com posts on and off. The frequency of posts and topics seemed to grow quickly. That is what got me interested in the e-zine. How does a primarily vernacular website carve out a niche, which it did rather quickly? The answer came in deep, satisfying layers.