fields magazine and BookWoman are back at it with our second Austin Interfaces! Our next gathering will be on Thursday, February 21, where we’ll hear from local writers Zoë Fay-Stindt, Katelin Kelly, and Alana Torrez.
Seattle’s fourth youth poet laureate Azura Tyabji is working on publishing a book. For this episode, fields chatted with 18-year-old Azura about her experience at an experimental high school, the reputation of spoken word among poets, and why it’s important to have a youth-specific poet laureate in the first place.
Bitchcraft is a variety show hosted by the comedic powerhouse Selena Coppock and Lauren Maul in New York City. Here, the founders of the show share some of their favorite things, which includes the radio show Sophisticated Boom Boom, Kacey Musgraves’s newest album, and Grease 2.
This week in “things we like,” essayist and artist Aisha Mirza shares with us some of their favorite things, which includes a blog about Afrofuturism and the Caribbean and African diaspora in Britain, the music of Kadhja Bonet, and their grandmother’s mince puff pastries.
Fady Joudah’s stunning Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance feels like slowly remembering pieces of a dream. The book of poems examines reanimation in a multitude of forms—reanimation of body, of memory, of myth, and of emotion.
Eve L. Ewing is a poet, sociologist, educator, and perhaps first and foremost, a child of Chicago. Her research focuses on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, particularly as these forces converge to impact public schools.
Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955-1975, presents a comprehensive look at the work of a country exploring the liberation of democracy while battling the injustices of a global capitalist system. Editor Sean Redmond explores these tensions in a review of this compelling exhibition, on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through January 20.
Author Matthew Sharpe speaks with artist Sue Havens about her work, Turkish embroidery, ephemera, raku ceramics, and more.