Posts Tagged: NPR Books

The New New Testament

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For NPR Books, Craig Morgan Teicher finds a fantastic reimagining of the black, Southern, gay experience in his review of Jericho Brown’s The New Testament. Drawing from the gospels, as well as the poet’s own rich landscape of rhythm and American mythology, Brown’s new collection attempts to articulate some kind of hope for a community […]

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The Hashtag That Changed BookCon’s Lineup

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The inaugural BookCon event just took place in New York City in conjunction with the publishing industry’s annual trade convention. When the event’s entirely white lineup was first announced, the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Twitter campaign drew attention to the problem and led the event’s organizers to put together a panel discussion about the need for diversity in […]

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Humiliation is for Everybody

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NPR Books is dissecting humiliation in this author interview with Wayne Koestenbaum (whose has a very recent book aptly titled “Humiliation”). Humiliation is the only way to describe certain life experiences—it’s both familiar and completely unavoidable—but it turns out it’s complex, context-dependent, and evolving along with our technologically-based social interactions. You can double your interview […]

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