In case you missed these highlights over your summer holidays (and the subsequent recovery period):
- Poetry: Agave Magazine contributors and Poets Laureate of Texas Karla K. Morton (2010) and Larry D. Thomas (2008) both came out with new books this summer: Bleak Music: Photographs and Poems of the American Southwest combines Larry's poetry with photographs by Jeffrey Alfier, while the release of Accidental Origami: New and Selected Works of karla k. morton earlier this summer coincided with the start of Karla's National Parks Tour.
- Public art: Colour in Faith turned Kenyan houses of worship yellow as a symbol of love and shared humanity.
- Literature: Book readers can live a million different lives--and extend their own in the process.
- Illustration: The winners of the World Illustration Awards 2016 were announced and the results are (unsurprisingly) beautiful.
- Art: The Tate Modern opened a new ten-storey extension, The Switch House, to critical acclaim.
- Literature: Two-thirds of the books on the Giller Prize longlist are by female authors.
- Performing arts: The design for The Perelman Center at the World Trade Center site has been revealed:
And finally, a big congratulations to our very own Contributing Editor: Literature, Linda Romano, for welcoming her first child to the world this summer! We wish you and your family all the very best.