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Lia Purpura’s Best of 2009

▪  Twisted Tree, gorgeous novel by Kent Meyers
▪  The SodaStream (an at-home carbonating machine), so we now buy NO bottled anything!

Here’s some more info about Lia:

Lia Purpura has published poems and essays in many magazines and journals, including AGNI Review, Orion Magazine, Antioch Review, Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, FIELD, and Ploughshares. She lives in Baltimore, MD, with her husband and son. Her most recent book is a collection of poems, King Baby (Alice James Books, 2008), which won the 2007 Beatrice Hawley Award. Purpura’s collection of essays, On Looking (Sarabande Books), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2007. She was named 2004 Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. Her essay “Autopsy Report” was a “Notable Essay” in Best American Essays: 2004, and her essay “Glaciology” was awarded a 2005 Pushcart Prize.

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John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

2 thoughts on “Lia Purpura’s Best of 2009

  1. another great writer from baltimore. i live just outside bmore and am constantly surprised/happy to hear how many great writers are nearby. there’s not as many outside annapolis where i live but i guess i’ll claim bmore as my own.

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