a.d. carson interview

A.D. Carson—rapper, poet, novelist, educator—released his first novel Cold, A Novel by A.D. Carson in May. The novel, a multimedia work that blends traditional prose narrative with poetry and hip hop, is conceptually brilliant. In both form and style, Cold adopts the conventions of hip hop creating a profoundly symbolic narrative that follows a young A.D. through the course of his education as poetry and hip hop battle for affection. Carson has also published “Oedipus-Not-So-Complex: A Blueprint for Literary Education,” a chapter in Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop’s Philosopher King released earlier this year. You can join A.D. is his celebration of spoken word at Speak Easy at 9 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Bar None. To learn more about A.D. Carson, you can visit his website.

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john paul jaramillo

John Paul Jaramillo’s debut story collection The House of Order was named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist, and his most recent work Little Mocos is now available from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read. He is currently a professor of composition and literature at Lincoln Land College-Springfield, Illinois.

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