Nearly one month ago, Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color published its second issue. Produced in collaboration with the Lambda Literary Foundation, Nepantla’s second issue features work from twenty-three poets, as well as interviews with CeCe McDonald (interviewed by Alok Vaid-Menon) and Carl Phillips (interviewed by Rickey Laurentiis). You can download the second issue and learn more about the journal here!
An essay by our forthcoming author Carey McHugh (American Gramophone, 2015) has recently been featured on Literary Hub. The essay, “Aliens Among Us: A Brief History of the Owl,” examines the many cultural views of owls, giving some context to its often mysterious reputation, connecting various points through time and space. Such subjects as The Exorcist, Winnie the Pooh, and The Owl Pages, a heavy influence on McHugh’s most recent book, find connections through her treatment of this creature.
To read the full essay, visit Literary Hub online.
Long-time book and food lover Paige Lipari (Family of Many Enzos, Augury Books, 2012) is combining her two passions and opening Archestratus Books. The shop will be located on Huron Street just off the Greenpoint G-Train stop. The space will house hundreds of cookbooks and host dinner parties with a warm, intimate atmosphere. Join Archestratus as they open their doors tomorrow, October 2nd, and sample some Sicilian baked goods while browsing a variety of cook books! Visit their page to find out more about the shop’s grand opening, and check the blog later this month for an interview with Lipari on how the shop came to be.