Tag Archives: Alex Kudera
Fight for Your Long Day

Fight for Your American Adjunct’s Life

MADISON, NJ — American adjuncts are in the news, and not for good reason, but it’s a promising sign that we’ve reached a tipping point when journalists unite to cover issues of importance, such as the plight and marginal work conditions of many higher ed instructors who are paid such stunningly low wages, it is […]

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And the Canon Rap Got Played

Back in the sixties, I chanced upon a list of books. That’s right. Sifting through a black garbage bin, I found the long lost canon. Seizing the moment, I snatched the list, and cradled it in my palms. I felt proud and patriotic for saving such a noble list from the jaws of an evil […]

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The Bicentennial with Grandpa Andy

The Bicentennial with Grandpa Andy

Editor’s Note: “The Bicentennial with Grandpa Andy” is an excerpt from a rough draft of The Book of Jay, a memoir by Alex Kudera with journal selections from his father, the poet Jay Roberts. It’s a work in progress that will consist of intertwining memories of each writer’s father. Kudera’s debut work, Fight for Your […]

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Atticus Authors on the Move: Spring Roundup

Atticus Authors on the Move: Spring Roundup

April can be rough. Rain, thunder, bugs finding their way back into your bedroom, spring not quite sure if it wants to be warm, or suddenly drop back to sweater weather right when you’ve finally decided its time to stop dragging that thing around with you because you’ve never put it on. Yes it’s true […]

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When you're working for change, an eye-opening book and a little vino go a long way (at Robin's Books and Moonstone Arts Center).

Atticus Authors Take the Mid-Atlantic by Storm

Our authors are on a mission to get out there and spread the good word when it comes to their good works (of literature, that is). Last month, Alex Kudera (Fight for Your Long Day) and Eric D. Goodman (Tracks: A Novel in Stories) set out across Pennsylvania and our home state of Maryland, stopping in […]

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Summer, 1991: Broke and Back in Philly (Part 2)

Despite the fact that he didn’t have a job or much in the way of prospects, he still managed to get a girlfriend that summer—and who knows what that means about the lack of “eligible” middle-aged men, why we seek relationships, his oral acumen, or anything else. My mother was kind enough to get him […]

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Summer, 1991: Broke and Back in Philly (Part 1)

Back in Philadelphia was when I first saw my father as weak, as dependent, and as a guy who didn’t like working. Despite his lack of funds he seemed insistent on this last point—he would avoid work entirely unless he found what he considered to be his proper position. This was when I first saw […]

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Atticus Authors on the Move: February 2012

We know–February is the ugly middle child of the year, a generally unpleasant waiting period for spring, hardly improved by the pseudo-holidays Valentine’s Day and Leap Day. Luckily, it’s been anything but boring at Atticus, where we’re celebrating the February 29th release of Matt Mullin’s knockout story collection Three Ways of the Saw, hobnobbing with […]

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Atticus Authors on the Move: November

The flurry of fall may be fading into the cold lethargy of winter, but our authors aren’t slowing down. As always, you can catch them all over the web and all over the country–you may even catch them giving away some serious prizes to gear up for the holiday season. So, before you slip into […]

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Philadelphia Inquirer coverage

One of a Kind: A ForeWord Interview with Alex Kudera

KENSINGTON, MD – Alex Kudera has had a good stretch. First, his Philadelphia-based novel, Fight for Your Long Day, won the regional IPPY gold award for best fiction in the Mid-Atlantic region. Then, Alex is interviewed by Isaac Sweeney as “An Award-Winning Author on Adjuncts” in The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 1, 2011). And […]

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