Recently read, a New Orleans writers round up: Elizabeth Gross, Adrian Van Young, Justin Nobel, the Peaudunque Writers Alliance, and more

If you’re craving a break from your election anxieties, Room 220 has put together an incredible, non-exhaustive list of recent publications from writers around New Orleans, as well as a few from those who used to be in our midst.

Elizabeth Gross, whose chapbook will released from the Room 220 imprint Press Street Press later this month, recently had poems appear at Electric Literature, alongside an interview with Ed Skoog.

Electric Literature also featured an essay on “The Fabulist and the Fantastic Edges of Contemporary Southern Women’s Poetry” by Stacey Balkun.

Adrian Van Young‘s latest essay, “Laissez Les Morts Temps Rouler: Goth Parenting in New Orleans,” appeared last month at Catapult. He also had an essay published recently in The Master Review, “Stories That Teach: ‘When I Make Love to the Bug Man’ by Laura Benedict — Discussed by Adrian Van Young.”

Local Unitarian Universalist minister Darcy Roake‘s “Porn Stores and Fetus Billboards” appears at Huffington Post.

Ann Glaviano‘s latest appears at Slate, “The Guts of Southern Louisiana.”

The Peaudunque Writers Alliance has been busy this fall. Tad Bartlett‘s latest story, “The Memory Gardner,” is now available in The Baltimore ReviewMaurice Ruffin published an essay, “Fine Dining,” recently in the Virginia Quarterly ReviewCassie Pruyn has a poem, “Aubade,” live at Liminal Stories Mag.

Andy Young‘s essay recently appeared on the L.A. Review of Book’s Voluable, alongside a video where Young introduces Bud from the Golden Lantern and the Pharoah’s Cave Khaled Hegazzi, who read an Ibn Arabi poem in English and Arabic, respectively.

Jami Attenburg was recently in conversation with Maria Semple at Lithub. Attenburg also discussed the cover of her forthcoming novel, All Grown Up, at Entertainment Weekly.

Justin Nobel has essays at Take Part on the explosion at oil rig West Delta 32 E and National Geographic on the forgotten victims of the West’s drought.

Julia Carey‘s essay, “Writing as a Mother Worker: A Socratic Inquiry,” can now be read at VIDA.

Tom Andes“Customers” appears at Akashic Books, a story that offers “a tense encounger on the steps of a house of ill repute in the French Quarter.”

Roger Kamenetz recently published an essay, “‘Fighting in the Captain’s Tower’: In Defense of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize,” in Tikkun Daily.

Former New Orleans resident now living in Harlem, Ari Braverman recently published “Spring” at BOMB.

Room 220 founding editor Nathan C. Martin has been at work in his Wyoming home with recent publications at both the High Country News and Vice.

New Orleans native Maris Jones“The Luxury of Feigning Ignorance” appears at Huffington Post.

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, who now resides in Conway, Arkansas, has a new essay up at Lithub, “Learning to Embrace Guanxi: On Living Communally in China.”