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In a recent article, Sara Newman, Deputy Editor for Neon Tommy, recounts her wonderful experience at Red Hen's 20th Anniversary Champagne Luncheon this past Sunday. She believes that this event is an example of how Los Angeles is securing its place in the literary world:
Author Amy Uyematsu wrote a post for Huffington Post about growing up in a time where there weren't many other Asian-American poets, and how that has had a large impact on her life:
Red Hen Press recently acquired the rights and catalog of Pighog, an award-winning publisher from the United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 by John Davies, Pighog has since published over 50 books and anthologies of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from regional, national and international voices.
Author Ron Koertge wrote a post for Huffington Post about why he loves to write flash fiction:
Audrey Quinn from New Pages gave a wonderful review of Ron Carlson's book, The Blue Box. She praises the author for his skill of making flash fiction seem effortless and enjoyable for his readers:
Geosi Gyasi spoke with author William Trowbridge about his latest book, Put This On, Please, poetry's place in the modern world, and his writing process:
Carla Sameh and Christina Babock sit down with Elissa Washuta to discuss My Body is a Book of Rules, which they call "transformative":
Recently, Poets & Writers published an article featuring eleven small-press authors and their publishers, and we were featured! The article includes insight from Kate Gale, our Managing Editor, and Pete Fromm, one of our authors whose book, If Not For This, is now available, on what led Pete to Red Hen and why we do what we do.
Recently, Kate Gale sat down with NHPR's Word of Mouth segment to share her story of growing up on High View Church Farm, a group she considered "cult-like." This is an interview you don't want to miss. Listen to the full thing here.
Pete Fromm and Cherie Newman discussed Pete's latest novel, If Not For This, on MTPR this week.
Anne Rasmussen from Late Night Library interviewed author Ron Koertge about his latest flash fiction, Sex World.
Recently, The Omaha Public Library chose Karen Gettert Shoemaker's new novel, The Meaning of Names, as its 2014 Omaha Reads Selection. To complement this, the library interviewed Karen on everything from the beauty of Nebraska to her love of libraries. Here's what Karen had to say about her home state:
PEN Center USA recently announced the winners and finalists for their 2014 Literary Awards, and we are delighted that B.H. James' novel Parnucklian for Chocolate was selected as a finalist in the fiction category!
Karren Gettert Shoemaker's The Meaning of Names is Omaha Public Library's 2014 Omaha Reads selection!
Omaha Public Library recently announced that Karen Gettert Shoemaker's new novel The Meaning of Names is the 2014 Omaha Reads Selection!
A recent blog post on La Bloga featured an interview with Red Hen author Veronica Reyes about her recent win at the International Latino Book Awards. Veronica tied for first place in poetry with Laurie Ann Guerrero, and received second place in cover design. Congratulations again to Veronica on the awards!
Over the weekend, Douglas Kearney sat down with Rachel Martin of NPR's Weekend Edition to discuss his new collection, Patter, just in time for Fathers' Day. The holiday is especially well-suited to Kearney's book, which explores his personal journey to fatherhood and the painful challenges with conception along the way. During the interview, Kearney addresses the difficulties of writing poetry where such an emotionally harrowing experience translates directly off the page. He goes on to illuminate the experiences behind a number of his poems, including struggles shared with his wife and the specific question of the male role in conversations on infertility and miscarriage. As Martin confirms, Kearney's efforts result in a collection that "demands a lot from readers, but the pay off is worth it."
Congratulations to Jessica Piazza's Interrobang for winning the Balcones Poetry Prize from Austin Community College!
Congratulations to Red Hen author Peggy Shumaker for winning the Rasmuson Foundation's top honor, The Distinguished Artist Fellowship!
Congratulations to John Van Kirk! His debut novel, Song for Chance, has placed in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Award.
Congratulations to Andrew Lam! His book Birds of Paradise Lost is on the shortlist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.