Posted on August 4, 2015

Meena  Alexander

Meena Alexander

In the Spring of 2015, Meena Alexander had a poetry reading in Stockhom. She was joined by her Swedish translator Tomas Lofstrom and the editor of Karavan magazine Birgitta Wallin who read selected poems in Swedish translation. Noted poet Ann Jagerlund read a few poems in English to honor Meena.

To listen to the music of

 “Acqua Alta” – Jan Sandstrum & Meena

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Posted on July 17, 2015

Standout Fall Fiction Debuts | LJ Reviews

 Annie England Noblin

Much awaited, SIT! STAY! SPEAK!

from debut author, Annie England Noblin

SIT STAY SPEAK with praise

Addie Andrews escapes to Eunice, AR, with hopes of starting over. Inheriting a house from her beloved Aunt Tilda, she aspires to fix it up, sell it, and eventually move back to Chicago, a place that, for now, holds bittersweet memories of her deceased fiancé, Jonah. Then she finds Felix, a sweet pit bull puppy with half an ear, and life starts to change in ways she never could have predicted. Jasper Floyd doesn’t have time for love; he’s running his dad’s farm, still practicing law and not interested, until Addie shows up at the veterinary clinic with an injured puppy. Learning to love again, for both of them, comes with pain and honesty. Addie isn’t sure where the future will lead her and how Jasper fits in but this may be her chance at new love and a new life. Getting mixed up in a local undercover crime investigation, dealing with a wacky neighbor, and making a best friend with a weather-predicting son may just push ­Addie to start calling Eunice home. VERDICT Readers of Debbie Macomber will enjoy poet and nonfiction author Noblin’s first novel. It’s an enjoyable story full of laughter, tears, and just plain fun.—Jane Blue, Andrews P.L., NC


For an early KIRKUS Review: CLICK HERE