An article adapted from DISQUIET alum Shelley Puhak’s forthcoming book, The Dark Queens, examines “two lesser-known but long-reigning and influential Frankish queens” ofthe early Middle Ages, Brunhild and Fredegund. Read it in Smithsonian Magazine!
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Look at this fantastic cover for DISQUIET alum Constantine Blintzios’ new book:
It’s coming out in 2022, but you can pre-order it now from Kernpunkt Press.
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!
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.
We’re thrilled to learn that DISQUIET alum Simon Shieh is one of five recipients of this year’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, a major award for younger poets from the Poetry Foundation. Congratulations, Simon!
The award ceremony this year will be online and open to all – check it out if you’re interested.
Christine Hume’s first book of prose, Saturation Project, is now available for purchase!
“The genre-defying genius of Saturation Project brings memoir and essay to the land of myth. Here, the wildness of what we experience, that which cannot be controlled but controls nonetheless, finds expression through etherealizing and visceral saturations of the body: a feral, humming, windswept girlhood mapped with uncharted brilliance.”–Claudia Rankine
Join Christine Hume and Deb Olin Unferth for a live Zoom conversation about Saturation Project 7PM Monday, January 11!
Check out DISQUIET staffer Mike Schoch’s new short story, “Son,” in this week’s Commuter!