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Chicken Scratch: The Red Hen Press Blog

The 69 Test

According to Marshal Zeringue,

“PIGS asks readers to think about the way we use perspective to direct what we’re willing to acknowledge about the world” and it “passes the page 69 test with its own brand of strange but flying colors.”
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Live Signing!

Landon Houle will be hosting a release and signing for Living Things at 7 p.m. on Oct.19 at Seminar Brewing. The event features readings by Houle and her students as well as live music from the Thrift Store Cowboys. Those not attending can get a copy of Living Things at https://aerbook.com/maker/productcard-4985020-1458.html


Elizabeth Bradfield began as a seafaring deckhand only to be marooned at a desk upon returning home. Hear her discuss how a visit to a bookstore inspired Toward Antarctica on National Public  Radio. https://www.capeandislands.org/post/towards-antarctica?fbclid=IwAR0nUJ2KtsE1oabd5txXqXeyz5WXEKmarMmTSEnIpGjkVwPYKImD0En6kf0#stream/0

Read her book at https://aerbook.com/maker/productcard-4461537-1458.html?fbclid=IwAR1Z1h3FTY0JmORdxLbSbFYQDRKYuDluT01ODCAnpEcngPLVrOAgd43d-rQ

Follow Your Weird

“Work-In-Progress” features Johanna Stoberock in conversation with Leslie Pietrzyk about how you should “follow your weird” within the creative process.

The Gravity of Ableism

“Ableism is woven into urban spaces and the minds of able-bodied people as deeply and indestructibly as white supremacy and patriarchy. ”

Allies Think We Understand Ableism, but I Didn’t Until I Was Disabled

Elizabeth Earley’s essay deeply examines disability in a hostile world. Find more of Earley’s writing at https://redhenpress.org/…/like-wings-your-hands-by-elizabet…

Uncomfortable Beauty

Pigs “is the writing of a woman who considers the breaking and the growth of beings. I am always struck with her ability to describe uncomfortable beauty. She explores unquestioned roles and rules, the pain we stifle and the pain we commit, and the process of change and release and giving as sacrifice.” Read about Augusta Sparks Farnum’s personal connection to Stoberock’s work. https://www.union-bulletin.com/local_columnists/questioning_artists/whitman-college-professor-pens-new-novel-pigs/article_4120d388-e55d-11e9-891a-67f9a8c275d0.html?fbclid=IwAR3oM3fZzqFuUIyVj2SU3QiWNNaPjBMhud-QqsMVXX_y1y4UvAYqMJ8hPjE

To read Pigs head over to its new home.


Booklist is not bluffing in this review!

UNDER NASHAGAK BLUFF is “beautifully written, Heavener’s evocative debut paints a moody, vivid picture of a Native culture undergoing change” according to Joan Curbow of Booklist. Check out the article once it goes live on October 15, 2019!

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