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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 13, 2015

‘Confessions of a Book-Addict’ by Georg Mayer via Flickr Creative Commons

Cultural appropriation casts a shadow over book culture this week, while hoards of media sites try to churn out responses that make sense of Michael Derrick Hudson’s use of Yi-Fen Chou as a pen name, lambasting his poem in this year’s Best American Poetry collection in the process. In other (unfortunate if not shocking) news,

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September 13, 2015

“The subjectivity of the world is endlessly interesting.” A conversation with Megan Kruse

In Portland writer Megan Kruse’s debut novel, Call Me Home (Hawthorne Books), love and danger often seem inextricable. All three main characters—close siblings Jackson and Lydia, along with their mother Amy—find that love may lead them far away from home or safety. When Amy makes a choice to flee her abusive husband, she carries the

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April 20, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: October 6, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

It’s been a week of transitions in the wild world of book culture. Sherman Alexie makes the first leap by renegotiating his stance on e-books. Then, Portland, OR joins the lit crawl sensation that’s bar-hopping the nation with the premiere of LitHop PDX. Meanwhile, popular fiction fans say goodbye to the author whose name has

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October 6, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: September 8, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

In this week’s news, Native American author Sherman Alexie has become the figurehead of “Indie First,” a campaign to support independent bookstores by having authors agree to hand-sell their books at these venues for a day. The American Booksellers Association immediately went to work assisting Alexie on this quest, building a webpage where authors and

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September 8, 2013

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