Disquiet alum Hugo Dos Santos translated “An Involuntary Biography of Love,” a story by Portuguese author João Tordo for Electric Literature!
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Read and listen to Hayes’ “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [“Inside me is a black-eyed animal”]” at Poetry Foundation.
Disquiet Faculty ’17 Jeffery Renard Allen in Guernica.
Disquiet’s beloved ’14 and ’16 guest Denis Johnson interviewed for Longreads: “Lying Down in the Dirt: An Interview with Denis Johnson”
Check out the lineup for NOS Alive ’18 and see if this music festival is the way you want to wrap up your time in Lisbon!
Disquiet Faculty ’15 Leslie Jamison’s essay on the Museum of Broken Relationships in VQR.
“‘[This is] the other side of Portugal that isn’t well-known—the African side of it,’ Gaglo says. ‘In Europe, slavery is not taught the way it should be. I’m just trying to uncover what the secrets are and educate people about an important part of the history.'” Naky Gaglo’s tour also highlights Lisbon’s current African communities. Read more at Atlas Obscura.
Disquiet Program Assistant Gabe Bump’s brilliant and important novel goes big. Deal of the day at Publisher’s Marketplace…
DEAL OF THE DAY
University of Massachusetts-Amherst MFA graduate Gabriel Bump’s EVERYWHERE YOU DON’T BELONG, following a young black man who comes of age in South Shore, Chicago, where he navigates abandonment, police brutality, riots, teenage love, and familial obligations, and finds himself stuck in a constant search for a place to belong, pitched in the vein of Justin Torres, Junot Diaz and Paul Beatty, to Kathy Pories at Algonquin, in a six-figure deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Alexa Stark at Trident Media Group (World)
Disquiet Faculty Padgett Powell and Program Assistant Jane Dykema discuss Trump and babies in a year of emails. Read the conversation at FANZINE!