Hollywood Notebook by Wendy Ortiz is both a book of poetry and a memoir. Composed of several prose poems, the book depicts her evolution into a poet in her early thirties, following up where her previous memoir Excavation left off. At The Rumpus, Lesley Heiseranalyses the book, with references to Phil Klay’sRedeployment and Hermione Lee’sbiography of Virginia Woolf.
Carlos Fuentes, public intellectual and pivotal literary figure in not only Latin American but all of literature, passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Publisher's Weeklyrecently interviewed the author about his forthcoming novel, Vlad.