March 21, 2022 ‹ Literary Hub

TODAY: In 1905, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Phyllis McGinley is born.

  • “Her books gave us hope that one day we would be able” to express our thoughts, to express what we really felt, to chart our own destiny† Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry on reading Toni Morrison in Moscow. † Illuminated Hub

  • OSCARS WEEK: Criticism, Lace Reading & What To Try Next If You Liked drive my car and King Richard† Illuminated Hub Movie

  • Read an open letter from Writers for Democratic Action, Urge Southern Writers to register people to vote at literary events. † Illuminated Hub Politics

  • Peter Kalu considers: the superhero stories that shaped him, and why we are rightly wary of our caped icons today. † Illuminated Hub

  • “I wish you a sexy, dangerous, jazz-shaped immortality.” Read The home address of Diane Seuss to the Bennington Writing Seminars. † Illuminated Hub

  • Is every coming-of-age story an apocalypse story† † Illuminated Hub

  • Jeevan Vasagar reports on the efforts of the Government of Singapore to “taming the internetand suppress dissent. † Illuminated Hub Politics

  • “Like writers, doctors are the collected stories of others† Xi Chen calls for more writers to practice medicine (and vice versa). † Illuminated Hub Health

  • FrankensteinThe Velvet RabbitAutobiography of Redand more lightning fast book reviews by Melissa Febos† † bookmarks

  • The Museo della Cucina, a new cooking museum in Rome, shows the oldest mass-printed cookbook, recipes from Pope Pius V’s chef and more culinary treasures† † hyperallergic

  • John Tirman recommends books that shed light on the trauma of civilians entangled in wars† † The Washington Post

  • Beloved author Beatrix Potter’s drawings of animals and the English landscape are: now on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London† † artnet

  • Ostap Kin revisits Ukrainian poetry of the late 20th century with titles that “present vibrant poetic voices, with a wide variety of techniques, forms and themes.” † Los Angeles Book Review

  • A Texas librarian lost her job after failing to obey an order from her boss to… remove certain books that customers call “inappropriate”† † KXAN

  • Dive deep into it Patricia Highsmith’s Literary (and Personal) Relationship with Snails† † Vulture

  • “Baobab trees are built for blessings and wonder.” Jori Lewis on the wisdom and resilience of the African baobab trees† † Emergency Magazine

Also on Lit Hub: Kevin Wilson on the fever dream brilliance by Harry Crews • Monique Roffey on rewriting the mermaid myth • Read a story from Ladee Hubbard’s new collection, The Last Suspicious Holdout

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