EXCERPT: My American Night

In honor of Veteran’s Day we are posting an excerpt from the forthcoming collection My American Night by Christopher P. Collins, winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize. Collins is himself a former military officer and a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, having completed three overseas combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. His collection of lyric poems…

EXCERPT: “Here” by Kristen Radtke

To celebrate International Women’s Day we’re posting the graphic essay “Here” by Kristen Radtke, which comes from the recently published collection Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women edited by Marcia Aldrich.  

Excerpt: THE NASHVILLE SOUND by Paul Hemphill

This month the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Library’s book club is reading Paul Hemphill’s The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music. (A book the Chicago Sun-Times called “the best book ever written about country music.”) The book club meets Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 pm, so today we’re running an excerpt from the…