An Interview with Poet Roberto F. Santiago.

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Monday, May 4th, 2015 | 157 views

Roberto Santiago

Roberto F. Santiago, an English Kills Review contributor, is a 2014 Lamda Literary fellow and a recipient of the 2011 Alfred C. Carey Poetry Prize. His debut poetry collection, Angel Park, came out this April.

Congratulations on your debut poetry collection! I had such a great time reading it. The moment I finished, I started writing love poems and food poems (your work made me pretty hungry), and I just kept going back to your lines. I wanted to stay in the world of Angel Park for as long as possible.

Thank you so very much! That is high praise. I didn’t fully realize my words had the power to make people hungry. I thought they only worked on me. Y’know, it wouldn’t be the first on my list of desired superpowers…but I’ll take it!

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Angela Flournoy Reads Debut Novel The Turner House

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 | 115 views

Angela Flournoy reads from The Turner House at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan

Thirteen children were raised in the Turner’s Detroit home. The decline of the city has meant that the house is worth less than its mortgage and as the aging family matriarch is forced to leave and her children must decide the fate of the house they grew up in. The Turner House is Angela Flournoy’s debut novel, a family epic. She read from the book and discussed it at McNally Jackson with Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie.

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Emily Schultz Reads The Blondes

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Monday, April 27th, 2015 | 166 views

Emily Schultz reads from her new novel The Blondes

Blonde women become the conveyers of a rabies-like illness in the latest novel by Emily Schultz, The Blondes. Told from the perspective of red headed Hazel speaking her yet unborn child, the novel unfolds over the course of several months as infected blondes violently attack people. Schultz discussed the novel at BookCourt in Brooklyn with Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth.

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Chigozie Obioma Reads Debut Novel The Fishermen

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Friday, April 24th, 2015 | 245 views

Chigozie Obioma reads from the Fishermen, his debut novel about four boys

Chigozie Obioma has written biblical parable in his debut novel The Fishermen. The book explores the relationships of four brothers. He read from The Fishermen at WORD Jersey City and wss joined in conversation by Nana-Ama Kyerematen, founder of the website AfriDiaspora.

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Cecily Wong Reads Debut Novel Diamond Head

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Monday, April 20th, 2015 | 340 views

Cecily Wong reads Diamond Head, her debut novel about a Chinese - Hawaiian family, with Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth and founder of Sackett Street Writers Workshop. BookCourt, Brooklyn

Fate is at the center of Cecily Wong’s debut novel Diamond Head, an epic story spanning generations of a Sino-Hawaiian family. Wong celebrated the release of the novel at BookCourt with novelist and Sackett Street Writers Workshop founder Julia Fierro.

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Lily King Reads Euphoria

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 | 232 views

Lily King reads from Euphoria, now in paperback, at Community bookstore

When Lily King moved to Maine, one of her new neighbors wanted to show off a local bookstore in downtown Portland. They took the trip to the city only to find that the bookstore was in the process of closing. King, trying to be enthusiastic about the store her friend had loved, searched the picked over shelves looking to make a purchase. Unexpectedly, King chose Margaret Mead, A Life, the biography of the anthropologist.

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T.C. Boyle Reads The Harder They Come

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 | 335 views

TC Boyle at Barnes and Noble reads from his new novel The harder they come

T.C Boyle discussed his latest novel, The Harder They Come, at Barnes and Noble on 86th Street last week. The book is the twenty-fifth book from the author.

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Fear And Rambling: The Musings Of A Writer Weeks Before His First Book’s Release

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Monday, April 6th, 2015 | 406 views

I always wanted to be a writer. I loved writing stories and poems about things I knew (mostly) nothing about. Writing was an escape from the shitty life I could have had. Growing up in the South Bronx, I didn’t have many outlets. There was riding my bike up and down the Concourse, graffiti, dodging gang recruitment, bottle rockets, and police, the latest installment of Mortal Kombat, and watching the fathers on the block play dominoes until the their wives stopped feigning interest in the click-slam of palms on folding tables.

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