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Book: Sarabande turns 15

In praise of the book

It has been 15 years since Sarah Gorham and her husband, Jeffrey Skinner, started Sarabande Books, and it is amazing to think that most people in Louisville still haven’t heard o


Book: Profile of Kiki Petrosino

A Sarabande poet

To give LEO readers an idea of the quality talent Sarabande puts out, I decided to profile the work of an up-and-coming poet named Kiki Petrosino.


Book: The shades of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life
(By Lori D. Ginzberg. Hill and Wang; 254 pgs., $25.)


Guy Davenport: The last American Jack

What the Lexington-based scholar teaches us about our world

Guy Davenport came to teach English at the University of Kentucky in 1963.

A Guy Davenport bibliography


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An interview with Erik Reece

“I saw in Guy, I think for the first time in my life, someone who seemed completely alive.” —Erik Reece, from his new book “An Americ


A real American comic book hero

Chuck Dixon may not be a household name, unlike several of the characters he’s depicted in a comic book career that spans nearly three decades.


Book: Carmichael’s touts ‘local author month’

Staring at a mountain of local authors’ requests for reading events this past May, Carmichael’s Bookstore owner Carol Besse had a eureka! moment: 10 events, al

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Book: New guide captures beauty of Kentucky’s parks

The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks


Book: Louisville outlaw

Brett Eugene Ralph’s poetry rebellion

An old adage warns against judging a book by its cover, but in the case of Kentuckian Brett Eugene Ralph’s debut book of poetry, “Black Sabbatical,” the cover is a direct represen