Published on 2012-04-26 15:32:09
Dr. William Luis, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish at Vanderbilt University, was recently awarded the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for European & Latin American Literature.
Published on 2012-04-26 15:13:49
Goñi Montes, an up-and-coming, cutting edge Borican graphic artist gives phati'tude Literary Magazine's Latino issue a slamming cover that’s making waves in the literary world.
Published on 2012-04-26 14:32:23
Librarian Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako) co-edits with fellow librarians, Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. and Akilah S. Nosakhere, The 21st Century Black Librarian in America, a tribute to the late Dr. E.J. Josey, activist and librarian.
Published on 2012-04-25 13:06:29
Author and Librarian Carol Smallwood has published a series of books in the past few years in quick succession. Find out more her books and check out her Check out a book review, Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing.
Published on 2012-04-25 12:16:26
Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing Edited by Carol Smallwood and Suzann Holland The Key Publishing House Inc., Toronto, Ontario (2012) $27.99; 343 pp; ISBN: 978-1-926780-13-9 (Reviewed by Lisa Fraser) Writing about family is a time-honored activity for women, whether it is keeping a private diary, writing a family history, or [...]
Published on 2012-04-25 00:37:40
phati’tude contributor Tony Medina, a two-time winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People for DeShawn Days (2001) and I and I, Bob Marley (2009), has published his seventh collection of poetry, Onions of War (Third World Press).
Published on 2012-04-24 23:59:37
Nothing But Red is an anthology of literary and visual artists that brings attention to the issue of violence against women worldwide. Published in 2008, poet-teacher-writer-activist and phati’tude contributor and a contributor to this anthology, Andrena Zawinski, continues to promote Nothing But Red, because she believes it serves a worthy cause.
Published on 2012-04-24 21:47:53
Find out more about phati’tude contributor Richard Vargas, the publisher and editor of The Más Tequila Review (TMTR) an independently owned small press poetry review, and his quest to promote relatively unknown yet exceptional poets!
Published on 2012-04-17 23:33:24
We are pleased to announce the publication of ¿WHAT'S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America. This 310-page issue, which was guest edited by Nancy Mercado, features a cavalcade of over 117 Latino poets, writers and artists from across the U.S. This groundbreaking issue is not only a great teaching tool, but is an excellent addition in anyone's library collection.
Published on 2012-04-17 23:32:32
phati’tude Literary Magazine is going on hiatus after the publication of its Latino issue. This hiatus is being done in the name of growth. It’s not indefinite, and we'll be back January 2013 to resume publishing our Women’s issue, Spring 2013, which will be edited by Jen Johnson, our Managing Editor.
Published on 2012-03-18 18:59:55
This slim book, written by Daniel de Souza while serving a prison sentence for attempting to smuggle drugs into Turkey, makes a great read for anyone interested in finding out more about Turkish society and what makes the people tick.
Published on 2012-03-18 18:55:23
Yes. There has been a delay, but it's coming. ¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America will publish and be available for sale on March 30th. It's a 300 page issue filled with interviews, essays, poetry, artwork and translations, that's worth the wait!
Published on 2012-03-18 18:51:39
SHOCKED AND STUNNED. Those are the words that come to mind every time I go back to the moment I heard of Louis Reyes Rivera’s sudden passing. He was a friend and a mentor, always chastising me to do better and more, to own it, to push the boundaries and limits of the publishing and literary worlds.
Published on 2012-03-18 18:50:42
Poet Shaggy Flores shares a few words about friend, hermano, mentor, editor, teacher, and fellow Nuyorican Poet, Louis Reyes Rivera, who recently passed away in the early hours of March 3, 2012.
Published on 2012-03-18 18:45:02
Led by Houston Community College professor Tony Diaz and students protest Tucson Unified School District's dissolution of its Mexican-American studies classes.
Published on 2012-03-18 16:05:31
KELSEY ADAMS || IR || MARCH 2012 A few weeks ago, our Editor Deborah Kim wrote about the co-existence of digital and print media. This week, I want to explore how digital media changes not only the way we access literature, but also the way we write literature. In the above TED talk, “Shake up [...]
Published on 2012-03-18 15:47:00
Literature is best left alone in the spirit of celebrated French-Swiss filmmaker Jean Luc-Godard's philosophy that good literature makes bad cinema, says filmmaker and writer Saeed Akhtar Mirza.
Published on 2012-03-18 15:38:00
An archivist at the British Film Institute has stumbled across a 1901 movie just one minute long which turns out to be the earliest surviving film featuring a character from the works of Charles Dickens.
Published on 2012-01-28 19:20:29
Former interns Jennifer Crystal Johnson and Rebecca Kaye are moving up the ladder at phati'tude Literary Magazine. Johnson, formerly Associate Editor is now Managing Editor; and Kaye, formerly Editor is now Associate Editor. It just goes to show that growth opportunities truly exist at Team phati'tude!
Published on 2012-01-28 12:37:51
The editors of phati'tude Literary Magazine is pleased to announce Kevin Tobar Pesántezan is our Spring 2012 intern. Kevin is a Queens-born (NYC), Ecuadorian writer, spoken word poet, and facilitator who is a great addition to Team phati'tude.
Published on 2012-01-27 21:09:15
2Leaf Press, created to publish literary works, is committed to publishing poet-activist Jesús Papoleto Meléndez's bilingual omnibus and is on the search to publish four outstanding books Fall 2012.
Published on 2012-01-27 16:25:22
Publishing has changed since "Animals of the Bible" won the first Caldecott in 1938 and the Newbery went to "The Story of Mankind" in 1922. There is a lot of inventiveness on the part of children's book creators, and its paying off, capturing the public's eye.
Published on 2012-01-27 16:23:03
As intense Western interest has vaulted the work of a handful of Pakistani writers on to prize lists and foreign bookstore shelves, Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif hopes to build a publishing industry in the image of the one that thrives next door in India.
Published on 2012-01-27 16:14:41
The Jewish Book Council has announced the five finalists for the 2012 Sami Rhor Prize for Jewish Literature, which will be awarded next month. The winner will receive $100,000, among the most generous in the literary world.
Published on 2012-01-27 15:14:44
As Scottish writer Alex Salmond relishes Scottish independence, one wonders that if Scotland gains full autonomy and develops its own literature, 'British' writing will look rather thinner as a result.
Published on 2012-01-27 14:53:28
What is the role of the contemporary African writer? At the start of the Dutch literature festival Writers Unlimited, Radio Netherlands Worldwide talked to three African writers from different corners of the continent.
Published on 2011-06-05 21:19:19
It’s easy to look at the currently collapsed or collapsing culture industries, like music or newspapers, and draw parallels to book publishing. he means of distribution for written works is available to anyone, not just publishers. . . . Books are
Published on 2011-06-05 21:11:43
To commemorate what would be the 98th birthday of Utah's most accomplished poet May Swenson, Utah State University scholars installed a panel of her poem "Above Bear Lake" at the overlook, marking the latest step in an ongoing effort to celebrate her
Published on 2011-06-05 21:07:35
The nation mourns the passing away on May 23, 2011, of National Artist for Literature Dr. Alejandro R. Roces, an eminent Artist, Historian, Educator, Essayist, and Man of Letters.
Published on 2011-06-05 21:03:11
Korean universities outrank their rivals in other Asian countries in terms of English language and literature and other modern language courses, according to a recent survey.
Published on 2011-06-05 20:58:16
One hundred and twenty one books from authors in Nigeria and diaspora will be competing for this year’s Nigeria Prize for Literature. The Nigeria Prize for Literature is awarded yearly to the best work alternating amongst four literary genres
Published on 2011-06-05 20:50:22
McCall Smith’s series about the crime-solving Precious Ramotswe, set in Botswana, has sold 20 million copies and been translated into 46 languages. The Scottish author has been criticised for ignoring the often grim realities of life in African
Published on 2011-06-05 20:44:48
?Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, 78 years old, still wants love. And he cried out for it, last night, at London's Royal Geographic Society. More precisely, he opined that he considers no woman writer his equal. None. Not a one.
Published on 2011-06-05 20:33:55
Arabs have been visiting America for over three centuries. Many of these travelers have written about their experiences in essays, books, articles, and short stories. Some of the best examples of this literature is in a new anthology, called “Ameri
Published on 2011-04-29 00:05:44
There have been a lot of inquiries to the magazine, specifically, questions about deadlines, availability of the issues and contributors’ copies. So here is the scoop.
Published on 2011-04-29 00:04:29
Jon Sands, host of phati'tude's "Real Poetry, Real Talk", is a great up-and-coming poet that covers the gamut: teacher, activist, slam poet, spoken word artist and now, published author with his first poetry collection, The New Clean.
Published on 2011-04-29 00:03:28
phati'tude Literary Magazine is proud to announce the release of CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY THROUGH LITERATURE: From the Harlem Renaissance to Today. This double-issue (246 pages!) will cost $20 and will be available for sale on amazon.com on May 6, 2
Published on 2011-04-29 00:01:51
Check out photos from the 1st Annual African American Literary Festival at the Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center in Corona, New York!
Published on 2011-04-23 23:34:31
The New York literary agency Inkwell Management of New York has scored a coup in signing up Wael Ghonim, the young man who set up anonymously the Facebook campaign that helped trigger the Egyptian uprising in January.
Published on 2011-04-23 23:33:31
Donald Keene, a prominent scholar of Japanese literature at Columbia University, has decided to move permanently to Japan after delivering his final lecture at the university later this month, sources close to him said Friday.
Published on 2011-04-23 23:03:25
The Swedish panel that awards the Nobel Prize for Literature dispute bias when it comes to the selection process . . . some say there is a bias toward European writers, while others say that it's negligible.
Published on 2011-04-23 22:55:22
Elif Batuman, a Turkish-American professor, infectiously conveys the dreamlike inscrutability of Russian literature. With personal anecdotes, she also captures the way life can be as mystifying and profound as these books.
Published on 2011-04-23 22:50:26
Writer Richard Ford talks about writing about work for his new fiction anthology, "Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories About Work," and about the role of work in American culture.
Published on 2011-04-23 22:28:33
Caitlin O’Sullivan's small press was one of several in attendance for MSU’s More Than Writing Conference. Subscribers can receive 12 a year for $20, and O’Sullivan is now preparing her third installment.
Published on 2011-04-23 22:22:51
The wickedly funny British novelist, Howard Jacobson, and his literary embodiment, "Oliver Walzer," deluded themselves into thinking that competitive ping-pong would bring them fame, riches and the affections of beautiful women.
Published on 2011-04-23 20:16:25
Liao Yiwu hasn't been arrested—yet. But the Chinese writer and musician, who served prison time in the 1990s for his work, is currently facing a variety of Chinese censorship measures, including a ban on his books and a travel ban. These are the ki
Published on 2011-04-05 22:04:01
Dubai: The topics of power, dignity and passion were central to Nigerian poet Wole Soyinka's appearance at the first Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The writer became caught up in the Nigerian civil war of 1967 to 1970 and spent 22 months in
Published on 2011-04-05 22:03:56
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . Mark Twain is a best seller and a hit, while F. Scott Fitzgerald's mansion where Jay Gatsby's beloved Daisy Buchanan lived is going to be razed. OK, it's not really Daisy's mansion. It's actu
Published on 2011-04-05 22:03:52
Guo Moruo published his first poetry anthology, The Goddesses, in 1921, which laid the foundation for new-style poetry and gained immediate success. He co-founded the Creation Society in Shanghai, a literary association imbued with a romantic spirit
Published on 2011-04-05 22:03:47
Author Salman Rushdie will give a public lecture at Duke University on April 12, 2011 called “Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World.” The lecture is open to the public, but tickets are required.
Published on 2011-04-05 21:49:20
Melody Wong, a teacher at an international school in Hong Wong asks the question: How does one deal with classic literature that uses racialized epithets?
Published on 2011-04-05 21:49:18
Bidisha fantasizes about her ideal literary festival in support of women's history month. that would feature events dedicated to Janet Frame, Penelope Fitzgerald, Octavia Butler, Edith Pargeter, Angela Carter and Doris Lessing.
Published on 2011-04-05 21:49:13
The Faculty of Arts at York St. John's University is hosting a series of lectures that will offer a fresh approach to creative writing and literature studies.
Published on 2011-04-05 21:49:10
The Ateneo de Naga University continues to support those in the field of Arts and Literature as it hosts another year of Harampangan, book launching and Musika asin Letra.
Published on 2011-03-14 20:17:39
Date & Time: Tue., March 24, 2011 @ 7:00 PM
Location: City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue, SF, CA
Contact Info: 415-362-8193, www.citylights.com, www.laphamsquarterly.org
Lewis Lapham, former Editor of Harper’s Magazine,
Published on 2011-02-05 07:30:07
The 1ST ANNUAL PHATI'TUDE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY FESTIVAL is being held at Queens Library's Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center, which has served as an incubator for many of today's prominent African American writers.
Published on 2011-02-05 06:30:16
A documentary about African-American author Zora Neale Hurston that took 18 years to make and that was part of an Emmy-winning series on PBS will be given two showings in Ithaca on Thursday, February 10th as part of Black History Month.
Published on 2011-02-05 06:00:23
Be it 'Mujhse pehli si mohabbat' or 'Hum dekhenge', the works of Pakistan's Faiz Ahmed Faiz - a leading Urdu poet of the 20th century - still capture the essence of social and political challenges for the world, says his daughter.
Published on 2011-02-05 00:45:06
Portland writer Evan Lewis won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for best first short story by an American author. The award is part of the Edgar Awards, given by the Mystery Writers of America and considered the Oscars of crime fiction. Finalists f
Published on 2011-02-05 00:12:01
Penguin is launching 50 Modern Mini Classics and this weekend the Telegraph is giving away free two of the finest: F Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited on Saturday and Henry James's The Beast In The Jungle on Sunday.
Published on 2011-02-04 23:57:51
The Detroit rapper, who has sold more albums than anyone in the past decade, has a vast following of disaffected suburban youth drawn to his rage, sarcasm and bitter humor. His posse of admirers also boasts an unlikely elite circle of heavy hitters f
Published on 2011-02-04 23:49:15
Gabriel García Marquez’s “La Candida Erendira” book will come to life as a play and premieres In Washington. The play, directed by Colombian director Jorge Alí Triana will show in the Gala Hispanic Theater, which is celebrating its 35th yea
Published on 2011-02-04 23:35:41
Under an unseasonably hot Rajasthani desert sun, unreasonable numbers of bibliophiles made their way to Diggi Palace for the sixth iteration of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). With 223 speakers and 50,000 visitors, each of the 115 scheduled re
Published on 2011-02-04 23:35:14
A UC Merced professor examines the portrayal of Los Angeles in Latino literature and film -- and the images of Latinos in Los Angeles literature and film -- in a book published this week by University of Arizona Press.
Published on 2011-02-04 23:34:36
Cuban writer Emerio Medina, winner of Casa de las Americas Award 2011 in the category of stories, said today in the city of Holguin that he feels literature as a necessity to live.
Published on 2011-02-04 23:33:58
Fifty-two years after the creation of Cuba’s National Printing House, whose first edition was Don Quixote, Havana will have a new reading celebration with the 20th edition of the International Book Fair Cuba 2011 from February 10-March 6, 2011.
Published on 2010-11-29 16:23:03
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Published on 2010-11-29 16:17:13
Just a reminder that the deadline for phati'tude Literary Magazine's "Celebrating Black History through Literature: From the Harlem Renaissance Movement to Today" is on December 15, 2010.
Published on 2010-11-29 10:00:27
Actor Amber Tamblyn talks about her secret life as a poet and her upcoming performance at the Bowery Arts & Sciences' fundraiser in New York City on December 5, 2010.
Published on 2010-11-29 09:45:46
W.W. Norton, whose anthologies have long been acknowledged as defining the best in literature, has reached another milestone this fall with the publication of The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, edited by Ilan Stavans, a professor of Latin Ame
Published on 2010-11-29 09:30:42
A new annual prize for Caribbean literature, The OCM Bocas Prize courtesy of the One Caribbean Media group, will be awarded to the best book published in 2010 next April 2011. Categories include fiction literary non-fiction and poetry, and the winne
Published on 2010-11-29 09:15:30
Spanish author Ana Maria Matute has won Spain's 2010 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish–speaking world's top literary honor. Matute, 85, is ranked as one of the country's best post–Civil War writers. Her work often centers on that conflict, which took
Published on 2010-11-29 09:00:12
The American Library Association recently introduced a new award, the Stonewall Book Award, for "English-language works for children and teens of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered experience."
Published on 2010-11-29 08:45:42
Tom Waits is to publish his first book of poetry, in collaboration with photographer Michael O'Brien. Hard Ground is described as a portrait of homelessness, combining Waits's words with images of people who "live on the hard ground".