Recommendations

GAYL JONES

Per The Atlantic, a new novel. (Note: this is the only work on my devotional/Recommendations page by someone with whom I have not crossed paths.)(But I mean, it’s Gayl Jones!!!)

MARY MILLER

UFO” at Southwest Review.

CAROLINE RANDALL-WILLIAMS

“You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument” at New York Times.

DOREEN OLIVER
“The Cold of Winter” at Kenyon Review

TTT / Shabazz Palaces
“The Mushroom” by TTT (see below) included in LP package for The Don of Diamond Dreams.

THE PIG READS MOBY DICK

“Chapter 16: The Ship.”

ALICE RANDALL
“The Gritty South” at Oxford American.

KATE MEDLEY
Gas Station South” at Southern Cultures.

RAMIRO HINOJOSA
“The Last Awakening” at Southwest Review.

KATY SIMPSON SMITH
The Everlasting. Rome / 2,000 years.

CIONA ROUSE
Enchanted” at Oxford American.

CHANELLE BENZ
The Gone Dead, MS Lit.

MARK BARR
TVA made lit in Watershed

AMANDA LITTLE
The Fate of Food is global and get-able, on edibility. Here: on NPR/Fresh Air.

CHRISTIAN KIEFER
Phantoms is here. Get. Read. Listen, even.

CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS
Lucy Negro: Redux, as book, as ballet.

CARLYLE WOLFE
Paint. Steel. Lead. Paper. Pattern. Form. Nature.

MIHAELA MOSCALIUC
Self as Goat in Tree at Academy of American Poets. On Immigrant Model, and then some.

CALEB JOHNSON
On Treeborne w/the Chicago Review of Books.

KEVIN POWERS
A Shout in the Ruins. Do shout, now.

TED OWNBY
Hurtin’ Words. Good work.

CHRIS BOWER
Update: a new play, Cafe Neckbeard… and Cafe Neckbeard listening menu.

Little Boy Needs Ride. (Also: My Very End of the Universe, an anthology incl. novellas by Chris and Margaret Patton Chapman).

LEE CONELL
Subcortical (book), including Subcortical (story).

HELEN BENEDICT
Wolf Season is here. In dialog with Sand Queen, and related, benchmark journalism.

STEPHEN HENDEE
Low-poly aesthetic installation/sculpture. Narrative double-click: The Ice Next Time

MICHAEL KNIGHT
Eveningland (c/o Rick Bass in the NYT)

KELLY LUCE
Pull Me Under is here. And here. And here

THOMAS THE TWIN (TTT)
You Know A Secret. No url. No website. Just a 700+ page universe, crafted for a decade, mailed to me.

SARA LEVINE
Stories:  “The Cut”  and  “Slower”, and even more SL.

END OF ALL MUSIC
The Oxford, Miss., record shop tops Amanda Petrusich’s list at USA Today.

BRAD WATSON
Miss Jane is that book. 

ROBERT OLEN BUTLER
Perfume River is here. 

ANTONIO RUIZ-CAMACHO
Barefoot Dogs.

AMY MARTIN’S BACKYARD OPRY
Self explanatory

CHRISTIAN KIEFER
The Animals.

SQUARE BOOKS
Speaks OutSpeaks Clear. (Also: a knockout punch c/o store co-founder Lisa Howorth’s Flying Shoes.)

JULIA LICHTBLAU
new story, “Petrouchka,” at Blackbird.

PIERO DE MASI
Santiago.

JACOB RUBIN
The Poser.

ACE ATKINS
the Innocents, and a squad of novels from Mississippi’s prime crime master.

MICHAEL BIBLE
Sophia.

ALEX TAYLOR
The Marble Orchard.

IOWA REVIEW / SHARLET AWARD FOR VETERANS
Iowa Review.

CALEB LUDWICK
The First Time She Fell.

RANDALL KENAN
“Ezekiel Saw the Wheel” from If I Had Two Wings

M.O. WALSH
On Brad Watson. (In memoriam. Dammit.)

LEE CONELL
The Party Upstairs.

ELLIOT ACKERMAN
Red Dress in Black and White.

OLIVIA CRONK
Womonster.

LEESA CROSS-SMITH
So We Can Glow, stories & playlist.

TN WOODWORKS/DESIGN
from Alex Jaynes and Alan Daigre.

CARTER SICKELS
The Prettiest Star.

CHRISTINA STODDARD
Shear” at Tin House.

LEE DURKEE
The Last Taxi Driver, a novel.

SUSANNAH FELTS
“A Yellow Thread, or On Obsession” at Vol. 1 Brooklyn

CALEB JOHNSON
On Larry Brown, at LitHub.

MARY MILLER
A man and a dog in BiloxiAcclaimed by NPR, USAToday, umpteen booksellers, and this guy.

MARGARET RENKL
Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss from New York Times contributor and essayist (and champion of Tennessee lit).

OWEN LEWIS
Best Man. An elegy, on addiction.

TONY EARLY
“Backpack” / New Yorker.

RAM HINOJOSA
new story, Field Manual, at WLA. In Huizache Magazine (alongside Dagoberto Gilb, Sandra Cisneros, Gary Soto…)

CIONA ROUSE
VANTABLACK 

JUSTIN QUARRY
Coming Out As Working Class at the Chronicle of Higher EdThe Handgun and the Haunted Range, at Longreads. Must reads.

SHEBA KARIM
Update: On desi Lit (c/o Electric Lit).  Miriam Sharma Hits the Road joins… That Thing We Call A Heart, which joins her books, essays, anthologies

MICHAEL WATERS
The Dean of Discipline

KAREN LEONA ANDERSON
Receipt.

and a Best Of from Smithsonian Magazine.

HILLARY JORDAN

Mudbound novel / Mudbound film.

TIANA CLARK
UPDATE: Nashville, from the New Yorker.

EquilibriumAn example, and another.

MATTHEW LANSBURGH
from Outside is the Ocean, the 2017 Iowa Short Fiction Award winner.

ARGENTA READING SERIES
Little Rock Lit, c/o Guy Choate.

PIYALI BHATTACHARYA
Good Girls Marry Doctors… and other great work.

CHARIS BOOKS
The Nation’s Oldest, Independent Feminist Bookstore turns 43…and expands.

KATY SIMPSON SMITH
Horse Experience, via Catapult. Also, books.

JAKE XERXES FUSSELL
What in the Natural World 

VIRGINIA CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
VCCA-NEA partnership/residency for veterans. Thanks, y’all.

JOHN PIPKIN
Is cycling from Warsaw to Paris, then writing. Also: his books.

CHRISTINE EVANS
War Plays.  Also: Closer Than They Appear at The Performance Factory.

KATY DIDDEN
The Glacier’s Wake. Also: lava erasures.

TOBIAS CARROLL
Reel / Transitory.

WLA FOLIO 2017: PEACE
New offshoot of War, Literature, and the Arts. Feat. work by Roxana Robinson, Benjamin Busch, Christian Kiefer, more.

ANNE CORBITT
Rules for Lying wins Nilsen Prize for a First Novel.

DAVID ABRAMS
Brave Deeds is on the way. Follow-up to Fobbit.

NASHVILLE LIT 
c/o The Porch and East Side Storytellin’.

WERLLAYNE NUNES
Celeste: 1 minute = 3 years of relentless detail/production/near madness. So much more, here.

KYLE BEACHY
The Most Fun Thing (dialog w/his new novel)

SO AND SO
reading series. A bookstore. At the Nasher Museum, a formidable squad: Joanna RuoccoSampson StarkweatherLauren Hunter.

BILL LOEHFELM
Maureen Caughlin crime binge.

CHRISTINA STODDARD
The Brittingham Prize in Poetry: Hive

GARRARD CONLEY
Boy Erased. Also, the Anti-HB2 Book Tour.

ALICE RANDALL and CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS
Soul Food Love. (Also: Lucy Negro, Redux by Caroline Randall Williams.)

KEN MACLEISH
Making War at Fort Hood.

DAVID METCALF
Wooden Wire. Painter. Sculptor. Maestro of wood.

LINDSEY DRAGER
The Sorrow Proper.