News:

19 Books by Hispanic Authors

Date: August 3, 2020

If you’re looking for some new books to dive into while you’re stuck at home, then you might want to consider some of the many great books by Hispanic authors. […]

5 Books You May Have Missed in June

Date: July 27, 2020

Each month I comb through hundreds of titles to choose the five I list here, and each month I come up with 30 to 50 that are worthy of consideration. […]

Vanity Fair: Admiration Society

Date: July 27, 2020

Lysley Tenorio, author of the trenchant family comedy The Son of Good Fortune, recommends The Likely World by Melanie Conroy Goldman. Check out the full feature in the July/August 2020 […]

Red Hen Press Poetry Hour with The Broad Stage

Date: July 22, 2020

The Red Hen Press Poetry Hour, in partnership with the Broad Stage, has returned for a second season! In this feature by Spectrum News 1 (LAX), learn more about the […]

Without Books Episode 15: Lara Ehrlich

Date: July 22, 2020

Lara Ehrlich is the author of the short story collection Animal Wife (Red Hen Press, Sept 2020), which won Red Hen’s Fiction Award, judged by Ann Hood. Lara lives in […]

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Reviews:

Each Story is a Kaleidoscope in ‘Boy Oh Boy’

Date: August 3, 2020

The stories in Boy Oh Boy by Zachary Doss are playful, surreal, sometimes dark, and always magical. This wonderful collection of inventive queer fabulist stories and flash fictions won the 2018 Grace […]

Past as Place in Subduction

Date: July 30, 2020

In Kristen Millares Young’s Subduction, one of the main characters, Peter, a member of the Makah tribe, talks about the past as a physical place that can hold you. In the […]

Human Touch: Sex & Taipei City by Yu-Han Chao

Date: July 29, 2020

The Taipei of Yu-Han Chao’s debut story collection Sex & Taipei City both bustles and glistens. It’s a city of industry and aspiration—skyscrapers and metro trains, prep schools and department stores. Yet […]

Review: Open the Dark by Marie Tozier

Date: July 27, 2020

Marie Tozier’s new book, Open the Dark, is a lyrical guide to the life in Northwest Alaska experienced by the Iñupiaq poet and her family. It touches on themes that can be […]

Poetry Book Review: Suitor by Joshua Rivkin

Date: July 20, 2020

In part one (titled “Suitors”) of Rivkin’s sharp debut, a long poem in sections cataloguing his mother’s appalling boyfriends, the speaker recalls one priceless specimen who, for Halloween, dressed as […]

Foreword Review: Sugar, Smoke, Song

Date: July 13, 2020

Reema Rajbanshi’s debut novel-in-stories Sugar, Smoke, Song collects its thematically linked pieces into three clusters with recurring characters. The first group, starting with “The Ruins,” centers on beautiful Indo-Burmese identical […]

Donna Hemans, “Tea by the Sea” Review

Date: July 13, 2020

A new father walks out of the hospital with his day-old baby while the mother recuperates from giving birth. He tells a series of lies and moves houses or countries […]

Toward Antarctica Review

Date: July 13, 2020

“CAN’T JUST GO. Can’t, more to the point, just arrive, land. You must prepare yourself,” writes the poet Elizabeth Bradfield, in Toward Antarctica, a marvelous book of prose, poems, and photographs that document her tenure as […]

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