NOLA BOOK AND LITERARY NEWS

from Nathan C. Martin and Friends.

Mark Yakich and Laura Ellen Scott read at Antenna Gallery Oct. 27

EVENT: Thursday October 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
@ Antenna Gallery -- 3161 Burgundy St., NOLA
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Mark Yakich will celebrate the launch of his novel A Meaning for Wife as part of Room 220’s Live Prose at the Antenna Gallery reading series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, along with Ig Publishing press-mate Laura Ellen Scott, author of Death Wishing.

Mark Yakich is a poet and an associate professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. His book Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross was Penguin’s selection for the 2003 National Poetry Series. Penguin Poets also published The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine. Another collection, The Making of Collateral Beauty, won the Snowbound Chapbook Award. In 2008, Press Street published Yakich’s Green Zone New Orleans. He recently won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Lisbon, Portugal. A Meaning for Wife is his first novel.

Laura Ellen Scott’s new novel, Death Wishing, is a fantastical account of a burgeoning cape and corset maker in New Orleans whose ability to kill cats and conjure Elvis (vintage 1968) with his wishes proves more troublesome than one might imagine. Scott divides her time between the suburbs of northern Virginia and the mountains of the West Virginia panhandle. She teaches at George Mason University.

Hand-in-Glove Conference Guide

Hand in Glove Conference Guide
Essay by Amy Mackie, edited by Bob Snead, designed by Erik Keisewetter

This beautiful book, designed and printed by Erik Kiesewetter of Constance for the Hand-in-Glove Conference, includes a guide to all of the conference happenings Oct 17-20, 2013, an informative map of the artist run spaces on and around St. Claude Ave, and an extensive essay by Amy Mackie about the history of self organized contemporary art [...]

Photo by Sophie Lvoff in WE'RE PREGNANT

We’re Pregnant
Words by Nathan Martin. Photography by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano.

We’re Pregnant is a chapbook of short fiction by Room 220 editor Nathan C. Martin along with photography by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano. The book contains three of Martin’s short stories—which explore in morbid fashion anxieties related to sex, disease, marriage, and childbirth—with images inspired by the stories from each of the photographers.

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The People Is Singular
Poems by Andy Young and Photographs by Salwa Rashad

The People Is Singular, by local poet Andy Young and Egyptian photographer Salwa Rashad, is a personal response to the Egyptian Revolution. Rashad’s vision includes everyday people—Muslims and Christians, young and old, the foregrounded and the peripheral. Her perspective is from inside the events as they unfolded. Andy Young, a New Orleans poet married to [...]

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Curtain Optional
by Brad and Jim Richard

In both poetry and prose, Brad Richard explores the influence of his father’s work on his own, as well as the experience of growing up as the son of an artist while becoming an artist himself. Jim Richard is a professor of painting at the University of New Orleans and has exhibited at the Solomon [...]

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How to Rebuild a City
Edited by Anne Gisleson & Tristan Thompson w/ design and artistic direction by Catherine Burke

Beautifully designed, sometimes fun, always informative, How to Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a work in Progress, is a reflection of the many ways that New Orleanians have realized our way towards recovery, actively and creatively engaging with our communities.

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Bitter Ink
by Brian Zeigler & Raymond “Moose” Jackson

BBoth originally from Detroit, cousins Brian Zeigler and Raymond “Moose” Jackson began collaborating while Brian was harboring Moose in Vermont during Katrina evacuation. While their doodling proclivities may have made them rustbelt exiles from the rest of their autoworker family, together they produce seductive aphorisms of wit and weirdness that provoke, confound and celebrate a [...]