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Of Loren Long We Sing

The children’s book illustrator grounds his work in a Cincinnati and Midwest aesthetic that authors from Barack Obama to Madonna to Amanda Gorman love being associated with.

Can Poetry Plus Music Create More Than a Song?

Indiana University East professors Brian Brodeur (creative writing) and Nathan Froebe (music) set a poem to music and consider the results.

How Title IX Has Moved the Goalposts

In her new memoir, Kelcey Ervick explores how Title IX empowered her and other female athletes.

Author John Young Has a Huge Imagination

He revisits a character from an earlier short story in his new novel ”Getting Huge,” a cautionary tale about obsessive pumpkin farming.

UC Alumni Highlight the Robert and Adele Schiff Fiction Festival

Four writers reflect on what they learned at UC, how they launched their debut books during the pandemic, and what they’re looking forward to on their return visits to Cincinnati.

You Can Bank on Books

Wandering through Cincinnati’s literary scene one poet, book fair, kids’ class, and bookstore at a time.

Judith Turner-Yamamoto Took the Long Road Home to Her Southern Gothic Novel

The Cincinnati writer and teacher revisits her red-clay North Carolina childhood to create a personal story alternating between the 1920s and 1960s.

Manuel Iris Gives Language to Emotions

The Cincinnati writer is a finalist for the 2022 Ohioana Book Awards for his bilingual collection of poetry.

Emma Carlson Berne Writes on Timeless Themes of Adolescence

The Cincinnati author releases “Shabbat Sabotage” thanks in part to a national grant supporting Jewish writers and Jewish-oriented books.

Laura Trujillo Is Stepping Up to Help

The Cincinnati journalist opens up about her mother’s suicide and hopes others will start addressing mental health.