SEPT 2016 | Books
Chapbooks are magic. For those who read them, for those who publish them, for those whose work lives in themwe know this to be true. How exactly to pinpoint that magic or break it down, well, that would be revealing the trick. But even if we could, chapbooks aren’t objects to be explained.
by Lauren Russell
MAY 2016 | Poetry
Lauren Russell’s first full-length book, What’s Hanging on the Hush, will be out from Ahsahta Press in 2017. She is the author of the chapbook Dream-Clung, Gone (Brooklyn Arts Press), and her poems have appeared in Better, boundary 2, jubilat, PingPong, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others. Her reviews may be found in Aster(ix), The Volta, Jacket2, and elsewhere. Russell has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and Cave Canem, and she was the 2016 VIDA Fellow to the Home School. Starting in June, she will be a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Assistant Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics there.