This week we're talking about...
- It's National Poetry Month, and we're starting this Monday with Lily Brown's poem from No. 27: "I was thinking / we’ll have / no other year / to traipse through / apple glut in the orchard..."
- The spring season of A Public Space Academy, enrolling now, with classes filling up fast. Starting this week: Camille Rankine's four-week workshop Words in Action, which asks the question: can language be a catalyst for change? Also upcoming: Leslie Jamison's master class on writing from and about places charged with emotion; and you don't need to speak another language to study the art of translation in a workshop with Booker prizewinner Jennifer Croft.
- Whitney Terrell and V. V. Ganeshananthan's Lithub podcast Fiction Non Fiction, where APS editor Brigid Hughes was a special guest last week. Asked about how our issues fit together, she says, "One of the great joys of the magazine is—you’re collecting all of these voices, and to be able to stretch in as many directions in terms of generations and languages and continents and types of material is for me the essence of putting a magazine together."
- The fast-approaching deadline for submitting work to A Public Space this season. Our Submittable system closes on April 15, and will reopen in the fall. Send us your latest; we want to read what you've been working on.
- The LA Times Festival of Books is this weekend, with a lineup of speakers including Bookworm host and the inaugural winner of the Deborah Pease Prize Michael Silverblatt in conversation with Tayari Jones; APS contributors Ilya Kaminsky, Terrance Hayes, Antoine Wilson, and John Wray; and many more.