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NewSouth Books Shown at Poets House Showcase

The 16th Annual Poets House Showcase, featuring this year’s new poetry books, also displayed a number of titles from NewSouth Books. More than 2,000 titles were on display from April 12-19 at the historic Jefferson Market Library …

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The New Orleans Times-Picayune calls American Crisis Essential Reading

Book editor Susan Larson has reviewed American Crisis, Southern Solutions, the collection of Southern political essays edited by NewSouth author Anthony Dunbar. Larson favorably compares American Crisis and it’s predecessor Where We Stand: Voices of Southern Dissent to the Agrarian anthology of the 1930s “I’ll Take My Stand.” She praises the essayists and Dunbar for creating a collection that “shows the ways in which the South can offer solutions to national dilemmas” …

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Rheta Grimsley Johnson Featured in Montgomery Advertiser

NewSouth Books author Rheta Grimsley Johnson has been profiled in the Montgomery Advertiser for her new book Poor Man’s Provence. In the article by Robyn Litchfield, Johnson describes her love for Cajun country, particularly Henderson, Louisiana, the inspiration for the essays in her book. She says, “I’m uneasy about pretending to understand a culture that is not my own. I’ll qualify it by saying that I’m not an authority … This is just a love story, my love affair with this place, a work-a-day town where they still make their living in the swamp” …

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