News:

Poetry for Our Time!

Date: August 31, 2020

Three poet laureates deliver their poems as a beacon of hope during these unprecendted times of fear, uncertainty, and isolatio Watch the video here!

The Poetry of Architecture

Date: August 31, 2020

A pen. Some paper. A bit of inspiration. A quiet place to think. Of all the things a writer needs, it’s the last one that’s the hardest to come by. […]

2020 Washington State Book Awards: Finalists

Date: August 27, 2020

Poetry Finalists:All Its Charms by Keetje Kuipers (BOA Editions)Bright Stain by Francesca Bell (Red Hen Press)Hail and Farewell by Abby E. Murray (Perugia Press)Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal (Copper Canyon Press)Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem […]

Book lunch to include music, cocktails and doughnuts

Date: August 27, 2020

Author Lara Ehrlich knows how to add a little razzle-dazzle to a virtual event. Ehrlich, whose award-winning short story collection, “Animal Wife,” will make its debut — virtually — next Tuesday, with […]

Are We Comfortable Encountering Strangers Anymore?

Date: August 26, 2020

Sebastian Matthews on Balancing Suspicion and Good Faith Beyond Repair is told through a series of encounters with friends and neighbors, colleagues and strangers, from early 2014 to spring 2019. […]

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Reviews:

[REVIEW] Animal Wife by Lara Ehrlich

Date: September 23, 2020

The cover of Lara Ehrlich’s debut short story collection, Animal Wife, might make you scream. On it, a quintessential 1950’s housewife, dressed in a frilly apron and with a bow in […]

Midwest Book Review: Tea by the Sea

Date: September 21, 2020

A deftly crafted and entertaining work of impressive literary nuance, “Tea by the Sea” by Donna Hemans is an extraordinary, original, and inherently fascinating novel that is especially and unreservedly […]

On Suitor by Joshua Rivkin

Date: September 21, 2020

In the first of two envois that appear in Joshua Rivkin’s Suitor, a speaker defines the word that gives the collection its title: Suitor, from the Latin secutor,to follow. I can’tcatch them, or […]

Publisher’s Weekly: Summer of the Cicadas

Date: September 10, 2020

Catherine wraps a fast-paced, stirring narrative about loss and unrequited love into a story about an unusually aggressive 17-year cicada swarm and the terror it brings to the residents of […]

Kirkus Reviews: Animal Wife

Date: September 10, 2020

Girls and women caught between myth and the modern world. Selected by Ann Hood as the winner of the Red Hen Fiction Award, Ehrlich’s debut collection contains 15 stories, some […]

Kirkus Reviews: Unseen City

Date: September 9, 2020

A ghost story that focuses not on a single spirit but on an entire city whose layered history haunts its occupants. “Meg had the unsettling sense that she was seeing […]

Foreword Reviews: Unseen City by Amy Shearn

Date: September 9, 2020

Amy Shearn’s modern fable Unseen City is anchored by smart, sly humor. It delves into the layered social, psychological, and historical architecture of New York City, a place that’s paved over the […]

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