Cynthia Robinson’s Birds of Wonder


Cynthia Robinson author of Birds of Wonder

We’re pleased to announce that Bayou author, Cynthia Robinson, has a new book out, Birds of Wonder.

“Tense, intelligent, and richly-textured, Birds of Wonder explores the darkest corridors of human nature. Robinson’s vivid characters are made vulnerable by desire: for art, for connection, for escape. This is an absorbing story of a community and the forces that threaten it.”

—Kirstin Valdez Quade, 5 Under 35 author of Night at the Fiestas

Read “Watch” by Cynthia Robinson, which appeared in Issue 68 here.


Literary New Orleans: May Events

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Anne Gisleson at Dogfish Reading Series

Tuesday the 1st

Heather Hoeksema discusses and signs her book, FLASH LIGHT: 9 Girls’ Stories for Grown Ups, Octavia Books, 6 PM

Wednesday the 2nd

Bruce Cameron discusses and signs his book, A Dog’s Way Home, Octavia Books, 6 PM

Thursday the 3rd

Rick Bragg discusses and signs his book, The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table, Octavia Books, 6 PM  See all events here.



Interview with Clint Smith

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Clint Smith

“The fact that people think there is a material difference [between publishing in a peer-reviewed academic journal and performing a poem at an open mic] reflects deeply internalized assumptions about what constitutes a legitimate intellectual production, which is often laden with racism and classism. In much of my work, whether as a poet or a scholar, I’m tackling some of the same questions, simply in different ways.”

Read the full interview here.