Our #BookoftheMonth for January 2018 is set to be a page turner. “Electric Arches” by Eve Ewing is getting rave reviews from a variety of sources. I normally don’t pay too much attention to reviews but many book bloggers are saying the same and as you know the social media crowd can sometimes be a bit harsh. I think we will all enjoy what she has to say and I definitely look forward to discussing this one.
Quick Bio on the Author
Dr. Eve Louise Ewing is a sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. She is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago; in 2018, she will begin as Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
Eve Ewing is also an essayist and poet. Her first collection of poetry, essays, and visual art, “Electric Arches”, was published by Haymarket Books in fall 2017, and she co-edited the fiction anthology Beyond Ourselves. Her work has been published in many venues, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Poetry Magazine, The Indiana Review, and the anthology The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. She co-directs Crescendo Literary, a partnership that develops community-engaged arts events and educational resources as a form of cultural organizing. Eve is one-half of the writing collective Echo Hotel, alongside Hanif Abdurraqib.
Where to Connect With The Author
Author In The news
Link: Chicago Tribune
Link: Seven Scribes
Link: Chicago Reader
Link: Poetry Foundation