LITERARY HAPPENINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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LAZULI READING SERIES
The Lazuli Reading Series aims to explore the intertextual connections between works published in our journal, AZURE: A Journal of Literary Thought, and classical and theoretical pieces of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The guided discussions may feature author readings, dramatic performances, and live insights by expert scholars.
Next up: "Still Sort of Weeping the Substance": Sugar Cane and Blood in the Artistic Imagination (March 29)
On March 29th at 7 pm ET, join poet and scholar Sarah T. in her exploration of the history of sugar cane through the aesthetic choices of artists from across the Caribbean and the Americas. This 2-hour seminar samples work that invokes sugar cane across a broad range of topics, with special emphasis on Kara Walker’s installation, Euzhan Palcy’s Sugar Cane Alley (1983), Jean Toomer’s Cane (1923), and Sarah T.’s own adaptation (2016) of Toomer’s work. Multi-award-winning voice actor Jeannie Brown Johnson will read one selection aloud.
Read more details and register here. Space is limited!
GENERAL SUBMISSIONS to AZURE: A Journal of Literary Thought
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We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary fiction that grows in complexity upon each visitation; we enjoy ornate, cerebral, and voluptuous prose executed with thematic intent. Writers we admire are Virginia Woolf, Jorge Luis Borges, Djuna Barnes, Charles Dickens, Toni Morrison, Thomas Mann, Aphra Behn, Robert Musil, Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, Cormac McCarthy, and Herman Melville.
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