University of Arkansas Press

The new book The Literature of the Ozarks, published by the University of Arkansas Press, collects two centuries of writings from the Ozarks. We speak with Phillip Douglas Howerton, the book's editor, to learn more about the new anthology.

Poet Peter Twal's debut collection, Our Earliest Tattoos, tackles memory and contemporary life with wit, humor and sentimental flair. The poems draw inspiration from lyrics of LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends," which Twal first heard in 2012 and felt an immediate connection to. Throughout the book, he treats the song as an artifact and uses its lyrics to punctuate moments in the lives of his narrators.  

During an eight-year period, photgraphers from the Farm Security Administration took thousands of pictures of Arkansans affected by the Great Depression. Patsy Watkins selected several for her new book It's All Done Gone published by the University of Arkansas Press. She'll discuss the book at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Fayetteville Public Library.

The novel Mourner's Bench, the first from Sanderia Faye, has been nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.  This spring the author of the book, published by the University of Arkansas Press, talked to us about the title.

University Press of Mississippi

Death wasn't always a private matter. From the late 19th to the early 20th century, it was common for neighbors to assist families caring for dying loved ones.