This week on Desk Space, Matthew Tierney (The Hayflick Limit) talks about his writing habits and invites us into his literary lab. That's one steep view out his window — an appropriate one for the author of phobia poems.
Take a look at the desk space of Sina Queyras (Expressway), which is profiled this week on desk-space.blogspot.com, along with an interview with the author about her writing habits and current projects.
Visit Desk Space to view the books, photos, stuffed animals and figurines (can you find Colonel Sanders?) adorning the corners where poets Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds) and David McGimpsey (Sitcom) burn the midnight oil.
Everyone has heard the news and it’s inspired the same bookish panic in all of us. A strike is brewing in the hearts, minds and on contract negotiation tables of Canadian postal workers. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, the town criers have been using words like ‘looming,’ which has us a little worried. But we’re forging on the only way we know how – a massive ebook sale! For the month of July, all of our ebooks will be 25% off.
We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post.
Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.
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