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Tarpaulin Sky @ AWP Tampa

Going to AWP? Tarpaulin Sky Press will be at Table 644 with new books, “old” books, Satanic coloring books, heaps of illicit drugs, and zero fucking guns. We’ll also be reading Friday night with Essay Press and Reality Beach. Join us!

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Post-election letter from Goddard MFA Director Elena Georgiou

“As writers, we are not only recorders of history and memory, we are also striving to be forward-thinkers and visionaries. Our job is to promote thought, to witness, to explore, to dream, and above all, to create connection…. We are a community of writers whose role in society is to witness, document, invent, and imagine a different kind of future.”

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Elizabeth Hall’s “I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris” (TS 2016) reviewed at Full Stop

“Hall can evoke in her reader’s mind questions about many things including: the limits and potentials of language, the indeterminacy and implications of sexual difference, and the culturally relative, socially constructed and situated nature of science and ethics. But Hall does this without the esoteric, overly-academic tone usually associated with these topics…. After all, it’s a book about fucking, and coming. It’s fun to read.”

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Slab, by Selah Saterstrom, now available from Coffee House Press

On a slab that’s all Katrina left of her Mississippi home, Tiger tells her story, and it is as American as Horatio Alger, Schwab’s Pharmacy, and a tent revival. She was a stripper, but is she now a performance artist and best-selling author, and it is really Barbara Walters she’s narrating this tale to? Slab is how a girl ends up in the backwash of decadence and sin, and how out of the flotsam and jetsam she might construct a story of herself and the South to carry her to salvation.

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