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Shelley Puhak in Smithsonian



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!

Stephanie Dinsae and more in The Common



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.

Joy Williams in LitHub



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.

Out now: Saturation Project by Christine Hume!



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!