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Two Poems from Where the Baedeker Leads

A poetic journey of departures and arrivals, James Yeku's latest poetry collection Where the Baedeker Leads (Mawenzi House) travels through the spaces of personal transitions and experiences to the more physical journey of being pushed away from home—to new places that ...

Waiting for the Red Giant

The coronavirus didn’t end the world, and I know that because I am driving to visit my parents at their home in the Rideau Lakes region of Ontario. It’s been nearly six-hundred days since I saw them last, and I’ve become a newly vaccinated road warrior because that’s ...

ALU Turns Seven

All Lit Up is officially seven-years-old today and we're blowing out our birthday candles with a look back on seven Insta-faves and seven books we loved this year. 

Thanks to all our readers for your continued support of indie books, publishers, and authors!

Test Kitchen: Little Red Bus

This edition of Test Kitchen pays homage to Amelia Earhart, whose love letters in Lindsay Zier-Vogel's charming, big-hearted epistolary novel  Letters to Amelia (Book*hug Press) propel the story's protagonist to go on a pilgrimage of her own. Scroll down to get the re ...

All Lit Up Fall Preview 2021: Staff Picks

From literary debuts to gothic short stories and performance poetry, here's a list of staff picks to stave off our end-of-summer blues.


Book Recommendations Based on Your Zodiac

Our resident astrology aficionado, Cindy Ly, is here with your August 2021 horoscope and your perfect book match. 

This Leo season is the perfect time to reflect, rejoice, and plane for the future. The abundance of the new moon on August 8th is going to be bolstered by the f ...

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