University of Nebraska Press

Mud, Blood, and Ghosts at Haymarket Books

By June 28, 2023July 4th, 2023No Comments

Haymarket Books hosted a virtual event as part of their Haymarket Books LIVE series to celebrate Julie Carr’s latest book, Mud, Blood, and Ghosts: Populism, Eugenics, and Spiritualism in the American West, recently published by University of Nebraska Press. She was joined by authors Cristina Rivera Garza (Liliana’s Invincible Summer) and Brandon Shimoda (Hydra Medusa) for a joint reading and discussion. Mary Sutton, senior content editor for the Academy of American Poets, moderated the event.

I think it’s important to have some humility around the work that our individual books might or might not do – not only because of the value of humility but also because we quite honestly do not know. We really have no idea what happens once the book is out there and sometimes we never, never know. –Julie Carr

The book has received coverage in LitHub, Boulder Weekly, Cambridge Day, Cottage Grove Sentinel, Denver Post, Denver Westword, and History News Network.