September was quite a month here at LSU Press! Blood Work: Imagining Race in American Literature, 1890—1940 by Shawn Salvant won 2016 C. Hugh Holman Award; Galaxie Wagon: Poems by Darnell Arnoult won the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing; and Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge won both a Certificate of Merit from the Association of Recorded Sound Collections Awards and the 2017 Blues Book of the Year from Living Blues magazine. Lee Upton, Kathryn Fontenot and Trent Brown wrote fantastic posts for the LSU Press Blog. And we published new books by Jennifer Atkins, Trent Brown, Nicole Cooley, Kathryn Fontenot, Earl J. Hess, and Gordon C. Rhea.
Below you’ll find a list of our October titles, upcoming events with our authors, and some selected publicity from September. And if you want to keep up with LSU Press in real time, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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Selected Publicity and Praise
Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems, 1997-2015 by Bruce Bond
“Blackout Starlight is a milestone release. . . One can certainly read Bond for the sheer delight of beholding a thing well done. Fellow poets, however, will benefit from a deep consideration of his ambition, vision, and delivery.”—Colorado Review
Girl after Girl after Girl: Poems by Nicole Cooley
“. . . this collection, her fifth, is attempting something special in its unconditional study of mothers, daughters, and sisters—of all ages. That she employs time travel in her poems is impossible to explain, so we’ll just enjoy the experience.”—Foreword Reviews
The Cemeteries of New Orleans: A Cultural History by Peter B. Dedek
“Four stars. . . . An excellent primer on some of our city’s most important cultural treasures.”—New Orleans Magazine
“Howard makes some of the strongest arguments for the development of a black class consciousness that crossed ethnic lines.”—World Sugar History Newsletter
“. . . Sarah Hyde treats us to a long-due examination of white education in the antebellum South.”—The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth
The Language of Vision: Photography and Southern Literature in the 1930s and After by Joseph R. Millichap
“His purposes in this slim volume are synthetic and, in the best sense of the word, provocative: to bring together two rich artistic and critical traditions in ways that demonstrate the mutually enlivening creative interplay at work, and that inspire further investigation.”—Modernism/Modernity
William & Mary commissioned a poem from Brenda Marie Osbey. You can watch her performance here:
Damn Yankees! Demonization and Defiance during the American Civil War by George C. Rable
“Award-winning Professor Emeritus George C. Rable has once again added to the historiography of the Civil War with his outstanding Damn Yankees! Demonization and Defiance during the American Civil War. . .”—H-War
On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864 by Gordon C. Rhea
“Unparalleled. . . .”—New York Journal of Books
From Nothing: Poems by Anya Krugovoy Silver
“In these poems, bracing honesty coincides with the quiet transformations of language. Especially moving are the expressions of praise that take shape in the absence of consolation.”—The Cresset Journal
The Richmond Times-Dispatch published an article on Ron Smith’s poetry.
“Stith has researched his subject well and produced an engaging and well-balanced book. It deserves the attention of all Civil War historians.”—Kansas History