Raleigh Review's 10th Anniversary
RALEIGH REVIEW began as a blogzine called Rig Poetry on February 21, 2010. Over the past decade, Raleigh Review has evolved into a nonprofit organization that publishes an award-winning literary magazine that believes great literature inspires empathy in neighbors everywhere in the world.
Writers & Poets will include
BRYCE EMLEY (Co-Editor of Raleigh Review)
LANDON HOULE (Co-Editor of Raleigh Review), Living Things, Red Hen Press
TYREE DAYE (RR Assistant Poetry Editor), River Hymns & Cardinal, Copper Canyon Press
LEILA CHATTI (RR Consulting Poetry Editor) Tunsiya/Amrikiya (Bull City Press) and Deluge (Copper Canyon Press)
DORIANNE LAUX (RR Vice Chair), Only As the Day is Long, W.W. Norton
JOSEPH MILLAR (Chairman of RR), Kingdom & Blue Rust, Carnegie Mellon Press
and a few others. . .
HEATHER BELL ADAMS will emcee.
Black Creek, South Carolina: a small town in the swamps that convinces itself that nothing bad has ever happened and nothing bad ever will. Black Creek is the sort of place where young girls roam the streets free to imagine who they are and who they'll become. Where women sell pies and plants at the courthouse square. Where the fire department rescues cats from the tops of electric poles.
A collection of new and selected works from a prize-winning poet known to bear compassionate and ruthless witness to the quotidian.
"Tyree Daye is a poet of extraordinary ability and surprise. I find new music to delight in every time I come back to this book. I encounter new ways to think about family and community, new ways to wrestle with my own landscape and legacy."--Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. Women's Studies. In TUNSIYA/AMRIKIYA, emerging Tunisian-American poet Leila Chatti explores the nuances of multicultural identity, the necessity of family, and the perennial search for belonging. From vantage points on both sides of the Atlantic, Chatti investigates the perpetual exile that comes from always being separated from some essential part of oneself.
"To write a series of poems out of extreme illness is a bracing accomplishment indeed. In Deluge... Leila Chatti, born of a Catholic mother and a Muslim father, brilliantly explores the trauma." --Naomi Shihab Nye, The New York Times In her early twenties, Leila Chatti started bleeding and did not stop. Physicians referred to this bleeding as flooding.
Kingdom extends Joseph Millar’s articulate devotion to the astonishments of daily life—their mingled beauty and pain.
Like Conrad's Marlow, Joseph Millar speaks with fierce compassion and the authority of hard-won experience. In his remarkable third collection, Blue Rust, he lays down "the shield of irony" without taking up the consolations of easy sentiment or detached despair.