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Pushcart Prize Nominations 

Sized Pushcart Image 294x221Bayou is delighted to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations. The Pushcart Prize recognizes the best of the best from small presses across the country. Congratulations to our nominees.

Fiction

In the Future, Nicholas Lepre

Lineage, Layla Al-Bedawi

Nonfiction

Losing Layers, Caroline N. Simpson

Impermanence Blazing, Samantha Atkins

Poetry

Questions for Stacy Dash on Dionne Davenport, Naima Yael Tokunow

Goodnight Lyric, Kristina Marie Darling             

Interview with David Mura

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David Mura

I started out as a poet. But when I was in Japan for a year on a fellowship, I realized that if I waited until my experiences distilled into poetry, I would miss writing about a lot of what I was experiencing, thinking and feeling. Moreover, outside the pressure to high-power the language into poetry, writing prose allowed me to explore my own psyche in a deeper way and, even more importantly, to explore how my being Japanese American affected not just who I was, but who my parents and my grandparents were.

Read the complete interview here.

Literary New Orleans: December Events

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Liza Mundy at Garden District Book Shop

Sunday the 3rd  

Poetry Night, Maple Leaf Bar, 3 PM

Monday the 4th

Graphic Novel Book Club, Tubby & Coo’s, 6-7 PM

See all events here.