Louise Glück is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

Check out these books of poetry by American poet Louise Glück, who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Averno
The seven ages
Faithful and virtuous night
A village life
Meadowlands
The best of the best American poetry

Luster: Raven Leilani

I highly recommend this book, and I highly recommend you read it right now. It is just a slender novel, but this book is packed with so much and the majority of it made me feel deeply uncomfortable. Edie is a 23-year-old Black woman living in roach-infested apartment in Bushwick and working at a publishing company when she meets Eric, a digital archivist who is white and more than double her age. They begin seeing each other, as he is in an open marriage, but it is not long before the stories of Edie, Eric, his wife Rebecca, and his adopted daughter, Akila are all wrapped up together tightly. My head was spinning from being depressed by Edie’s story to being completely enthralled by her story. Along the way, the reader is affronted by the way systems of race, class, and gender disadvantage some and prop others up. Leilani’s writing style might not be for everyone, but I found it fresh and intimate. — Julie Travers

Episode 16: Interview with Journalist & Author, Steve Marantz

 

Steve Marantz is an author, journalist, and podcaster. His expansive career started in the newsroom of the Kansas City Star. He then moved on to the Boston Globe where he first covered sports, and then general assignment news and politics. He spent time at Sporting News Magazine and the Boston Herald before moving to ESPN.com and E:60, the sports newsmagazine broadcast by ESPN. He has written four books, including The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ’68 Racial Divide and Citizen Akoy: Basketball and the Making of a South Sudanese American. He has recently started his own podcast, Championship Stories.

Books to Read for Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, by reading books by our favorite Latinx authors!

A long petal of the sea
Mexican Gothic
Afterlife
Dominicana
Lost children archive
Ordinary girls
Cantoras
Fruit of the drunken tree
I am not your perfect Mexican daughter
The book of unknown Americans
This is how you lose her
Love in the time of cholera

Episode 15: Interview with poet and author Clem Schoenebeck

 

Clem Schoenebeck has published both a book of poetry, Where the Time Went: Poems at Eighty and a memoir, Dancing with Fireflies: One Man’s Escape From Insanity. On today’s episode, Julie and Clem discuss the way that poetry and writing can be a form of therapy and how to get started with an artistic endeavor at any point in your life.