Congratulations to Disquiet alum Stacy D. Flood, whose novella The Salt Fields is available now from Lanternfish Press! Aimee Bender called it “beautifully written and memorable.” Maybe you should read it, too!
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The Common issue #22 is here, and with it Stephanie Dinsae’s 2021 DISQUIET Prize-winning poem, “Dey.” Read it here!
In Issue #22 you’ll also find a portfolio of writing from the Arabian Gulf co-edited by Noor Naga (2019 fiction winner) and an essay by longtime DISQUIET staffer Steven Tagle, among many other things.
Here’s a fascinating piece in Smithsonian Magazine about a Portuguese counsul general who defied Salazar’s orders to write visas for thousands of refugees during World War II, by DISQUIET faculty writer Chanan Tigay.
<i>Mother/land</i>, a new book of poems by 2020 Luso-American Fellowship recipient Ananda Lima, is coming out in October! You can order it now from Black Lawrence Press or your favorite bookstore.
Anything a writer says about their work is outside the work, a stranger to it. It’s a different language. It’s almost the enemy of the work. Whatever transformational transmission of weird beauty and consolation the work might possess can be utterly destroyed by the writer talking about it on the side.
You should read this interview with Joy Williams (conducted by typewriter). Maybe you’ll like it! I did.