Chicken Scratch: The Red Hen Press Blog
Congratulations to Johanna Stoberock 2019 LaSalle Storyteller Award recipient!
The 69 Test
According to Marshal Zeringue,
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
Red Hen Poet in Poetry Magazine!
Congrats to William Archila! His poem, “Northern Triangle Dissected” is currently featured in Poetry Magazine.
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
Follow Your Weird
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. ”
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…
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.