Posts Tagged: music

Blue Room: “Landscape with my father and a dead man’s harmonica,” by Canese Jarboe

Canese Jarboe reads from “Landscape with my father and a dead man’s harmonica,” and we interview Poetry Editor, Anni Liu, on why she chose the piece. Listen here for an glimpse of our latest issue and insight into our selection process.

“Landscape with my father and a dead man’s harmonica” was originally published in Indiana Review 39.2, Fall 2017.

Thanks to Youtube Audio Library, Will Rosati for “Sulking,” and Puddle of Infinity for “Dream Yourself Smooth.”

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Interview with 2017 Blue Light Reader Andrea Lewis

Andrea Lewis’s short story collection What My Last Man Did won the Indiana Review / IU Press 2016 Blue Light Books Prize (IU Press 2017), and will be launching this Saturday at the Blue Light Reading! In this interview, she discusses research, place, music, and how she knew What My Last Man Did was ready to submit. Be sure to read excerpts of Andrea’s prize-winning collection, and order your copy from IU Press today!

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Andrea Lewis’s work has appeared in many literary journals, including Prairie Schooner, Cutthroat, Cold Mountain Review, and Catamaran Literary Reader. Three of her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is a founding member of Richard Hugo House, the place for writers in Seattle. She lives with her husband on Vashon Island, Washington. More of her work is available at www.andrealewis.org.

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Music by the Month

On iTunes, my Top 25 Most Played playlist serves as a melodic trip down memory lane. Each song reminds me of a specific place and feeling, and most importantly, a variety of well-loved people.  What better way to preserve these musically-charged memories than to write about them? It can feel daunting to write every day, so let’s make it more manageable.  Music helps to reflect, and I have compiled a list of songs to play before writing each month. I hope that you, too, are inspired to listen, reflect, and write.

 

August

“The Swimming Song,” by Loudon Wainwright III

When summer winds down, it often arbitrarily ends other things as well—jobs, romances, tans (except for those of us who only burn)… What will you miss most about summer? Read more…