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Booklist reviews A Short History of Monsters

Booklist reviews A Short History of Monsters

  “Padua is a very wry poet who, in his first book, presents stinging and riotous poems, as in the two-stanza ‘Barbie’: ‘I am Barbie / I live in your dollhouse / You change my clothes every day. / If I could get out / of here I would / kill you all.’ These are works...

Two reviews in the Journal of Southern History

Two reviews in the Journal of Southern History

  “While this edited volume will appeal to devotees of Arkansas history, it would be a mistake to assume that its value is only to that audience. Editor Guy Lancaster, an award-winning historian, has written an impressive introduction and assembled ten well-written...

It’s All Done Gone wins Ned Shank Award

It’s All Done Gone wins Ned Shank Award

Congratulations to Patsy Watkins, winner of the 2018 Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication from Preserve Arkansas for her book It's All Done Gone: Arkansas Photographs from the Farm Security Administration Collection,...

Booklist Reviews Teeth Never Sleep and Protect Yourself at All Times

Booklist Reviews Teeth Never Sleep and Protect Yourself at All Times

  “Toxic masculinity” has become a hot topic in debates over gender and culture, yet one might not think to turn to contemporary poetry as an arena rife with this discourse. And yet, in his uncompromising debut collection, García lays bare the routines of abuse that...

Choice reviews three UA Press titles

Choice reviews three UA Press titles

“This edited volume breaks new ground in exploring decolonial movements connecting food to territory, subsistence, labor, local knowledge, memory, and identity. … The book serves as an outstanding model in methodology, combining narrative and life history, recipes,...

UA Press Author Kent Bonar to Appear at Fayetteville Roots Festival

UA Press Author Kent Bonar to Appear at Fayetteville Roots Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kent Bonar will appear at three events for this year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival, which runs from Aug. 22-26. Bonar’s events are rare opportunities for the public to meet and learn from one of the foremost experts on the flora of Arkansas, so...

Jose Padua Named 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Winner

Jose Padua Named 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Winner

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jose Padua has won the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his collection A Short History of Monsters. A finalist was also named: Jess Williard for his collection Unmanly Grief. Padua and Williard were selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy...

Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Paraíso

Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Paraíso

The Costa Rican–American poet Jacob Shores-Argüello is another fabular shape-shifter, whose forays into cross-cultural spaces, fluid identities, and what he calls “magic rationalism” mark him as Simic’s kindred spirit. Paraíso, his second collection — selected by...