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Rob Yardumian, The Novel and Album

Rob Yardumian tells about the book: At its heart, the book is about two friends (and ex-bandmates) who reunite to try to record an album together over the summer of 1995 in Los Angeles. It’s a story about the mysteries of melody, the lessons of lust, the ghosts we can’t outrun. It’s about the enduring…

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Tim Parrish, On his Latest Book

The story of a working class, Southern Baptist upbringing that transformed into a nightmare of bigotry and bullying in Baton Rouge. Fear and What Follows is a riveting, unflinching account of the author’s spiral into racist violence during the latter years of desegregation in 1960s and 1970s Baton Rouge. About the memoir, author and editor Michael…

Jamaal May is a poet and editor from Detroit, MI where he taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer and touring performer. His first full-length collection is Hum (Alice James Books, 2013). Individual poems have been awarded the 2013 Indiana ReviewPrize and appear in journals such as The New Republic, the Believer, Poetry, and Ploughshares. Various works have also appeared on public radio and in short films. Jamaal has earned an MFA from Warren Wilson and fellowships from Cave Canem and Bucknell University. He is founding editor of the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press and a visiting faculty member in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program.

Jamaal May, In the LA Review of Books

In Jamaal May’s Hum, its onomatopoetic title refers to the humming of motors (usually in cars) and to the humming of humans. These parallel frequencies (or movements) of sound intersect in a young man growing up in Detroit. As he perceives the particulars of urban life and landscape, he begins to see himself manifested in the city’s…

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Kyle McCord, Coming to Litfest in March!

“As They Wobble into View”: An Interview with Kyle McCord SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014 AT 9:57AM Kyle McCord is the author of three books of poetry, including Sympathy from the Devil (Gold Wake Press 2013). He has work featured in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Verse and elsewhere. He co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, and he is…

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The Author’s Books

  As they appear in the picture above: Body and Bread by Nan Cuba Fear and What Follows by Tim Parrish HUM by Jamaal MayThe Old Dominion by Jennifer Key Seam by Tarfia-Faizullah The Small Blades Hurt by Erica Dawson The Sound of Songs Across the Water by Rob Yardumian Sympathy From the Devil by…