Lit List: February 1, 2017


Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

 George Herriman

George Herriman

  • In Flannery O'Connor's The Displaced Person, World War II refugees are relocated to the American South Lapham's Quarterly 
  • Safia Elhillo's January Children blends traditional and modern poetry in her novel about a generation of Sudanese children born between two eras The Jeli
  • George Herriman, author of Krazy Kat, dropped hints throughout his work of the secret that would have cost him his career The New York Review of Books 
  • Read poems from the seven countries whose citizens are banned from the US PBS
  • "Reaping Something New": the rich web of influences of 19th-century African-American literature The Chronicle of Higher Education 
  • What teaching poetry to children can show you about being an adult on the Internet Poetry Foundation
  • The coming of age novel as historical document, by poet Ruby Brunton The New Inquiry 
  • Was Dr. Seuss, for all his flaws, "America's first anti-fascist children's writer?" The Atlantic