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This month we hosted our annual anniversary luncheon celebrating 19 years of success. "Its (Red Hen's) success shows there is still an unquenchable thirst for exceptional literature in Pasadena and beyond." We celebrated with readings from authors Charles Yu, C.D. Wright, and Alice Sebold as well as two young elementary school students from our Writing in the Schools program.
The December 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine calls the poems in Slice of Moon, "unexpected and sublime."
Mariano Zaro chats with William Archila for the sixth installment of the interview series from Poetry.LA. William Archila has not yet been published by Red Hen, but his second book of poetry won the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Red Hen.
This week, Metro Connection's Jonathan Wilson sits down with the poet Dan Vera, whose latest collection, Speaking Wiri Wiri, just took home the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize. The Texas-raised poet is a first generation Cuban-American, and grew up in a heavily Mexican-American community, but he's spent the past 12 years in D.C., and turned his own efforts to get to know the literary history of the city into a website D.C. Writers' Homes, a joint venture with poet Kim Roberts. Jonathan met Vera at the Wydown Coffee Bar on U Street to discuss his latest work, and whether he's comfortable calling himself a D.C. writer. Following are highlights of their conversation.
Kim Dower talks with AM Northwest about "parenting your parents," one of the themes of Slice of Moon.
Helen Verongos from The New York Times chats with Tess Taylor about the many difficult themes of the poetry in her new book The Forage House.
Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Paul Williams covers the first-time meeting of Tess Taylor and another descendant of Thomas Jefferson, Gayle Jessup White.
Russell C. Smith chats with Gary Lemons about the main character in Snake in a two-part interview for the Huffington Post.
Justin Goldberg from C-Ville Weekly talks with Tess Taylor about the use of poetry to discuss family history in The Forage House.
In his article "Politics, poetry & pop: An Autumn of literary options," Jonathan Kirsch talks Kim Dower and her new collection of poetry.
Mary Evelyn Greene talks to Lori Myers from Hippocampus Magazine about the struggles and triumphs of raising a child with Fetal Alcohol Sydrome.
Dave Lavender from the Huntington Herald Dispatch takes a closer look at Song for Chance and John Van Kirk, who he decribes as having lived his life "as if he was starring in his own novel."
Bill Tipper from Barnes & Noble Reviews chats with Tess Taylor about creating poetry from fragmented family history.
"The Rookie Report" from Late Night Library features a microinterview with John Van Kirk about his new novel Song for Chance.
Check out Tess Taylor's interview with The Rookie Report, a Late Night Library spotlight on newly published authors. To read the interview click here.