Neustadt in the News: Week of February 12

Valzhyna Mort. Photo: Tyler Christian

Valzhyna Mort. Photo: Tyler Christian

Neustadt in the News

In this article from the Guardian, Lyn Gardner uses recent Neustadt finalist Caryl Churchill’s work as an example for why deciphering meaning isn’t always helpful or necessary in reviewing theater.

In this KGOU radio interview with recent Neustadt juror Valzhyna Mort, she details her passion for poetry and the power of language.

In this post from the Paris Review archives, you can see Neustadt laureate Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “Homesickness” in its original form: handwritten in black ink from a page in her notebooks.

2015 NSK Neustadt Prize winner Meshack Asare is recognized in this NewPages feature of the January/February issue of World Literature Today.

 

Fun Finds and Inspiration

Chronicle Books wonders: What does your bookmark say about you?

An eleven-year-old girl, frustrated with the lack of children’s books with black protagonists, has started a project called #1000BlackGirlBooks.

Enjoy literary quizzes? Try the New York Times’ Literature of Love quiz by matching the characters with their beloved.

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