the museum of americana

a literary review

American Songbook: Three Tunes by Cornelius Eady and Swamp Rose

Our latest installment of American Songbook features one of our absolute favorite poets — and a gifted musician and songwriter — Cornelius Eady, with his former band Swamp Rose. Eady … Continue reading

January 24, 2013

Interview with Midwestern Gothic Editor Jeff Pfaller

Editor Justin Hamm talks to  Jeff Pfaller about the exciting things Midwestern Gothic is doing for Midwestern literature, including the upcoming first release from MG Press. Thanks for taking the … Continue reading

December 19, 2012

Contributor News: CD based on Tony Barnstone’s Poems Just Released

Tokyo Burning, a CD of country/folk/blues poems based on Issue One contributor Tony Barnstone’s book of poems, Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, is now available for order. Check it out! 

December 15, 2012

Join Poetry Editor Karrie Waarala’s Online Poetry Workshop

Poets out there who are looking to improve and expand — don’t miss Poetry Editor Karrie Waarala’s online poetry workshop through The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative. There are still openings for the … Continue reading

November 30, 2012

Contributor News: Dale Patterson

Issue One contributor Dale Patterson has just posted a very interesting verse/art project called “Doubts Firm My Religion” at his website.  We’ve been through it a few times now, and we … Continue reading

November 28, 2012

American Songbook: Greg Dember and CHIEFLY cover “Erie Canal”

Our second installment of American Songbook features Washington singer-songwriter Greg Dember and his former band CHIEFLY covering the traditional “Erie Canal.” Originally titled “Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal” by … Continue reading

November 23, 2012

Contributor News: Christopher Martin

Congratulations to Issue One contributor Christopher Martin, who is the featured poet in the current issue of Town Creek Poetry. The feature is impressive; it includes 15 poems, an essay … Continue reading

November 20, 2012