This week we welcome Malachi Black as our guest blogger. Malachi is literary editor of The New York Quarterly and a James A. Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Southwest Review, The Iowa Review, AGNI Online, Pleiades, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. His poem “Traveling by Train” was selected by Mark Strand for inclusion in the Best New Poets 2008. In 2009, Black was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Read Malachi Black's PoemsOutLoud interview here.
Congratulations to Lawrence Epstein on the publication of Political Folk Music in America from its Origins to Bob Dyan.Those of you who follow Larry's Dylan Watch know how passionate and compelling a writer he is on all matters Dylan related. Pick up a copy of this book for his lucid examination of the troubadours who wrote some of America's most popular and enduring music.