Diesel, A Bookstore plans to open a new location in San Diego this November, just as the California indie bookseller marks its 30th anniversary. The new bookstore will have 2,200-sq.-ft. retail footprint, tall ceilings, and what co-owner John Evans calls “a beachy vibe.” The booksellers signed the lease in December 2018, but waited to announce the opening. According to Evans, they are currently “looking for good booksellers.”
The trailer for this remarkable book features a quote from our own John Evans!
One of DIESEL's favorite poets -- Layli Long Soldier -- whose stunning book of poems, Whereas, is an instant classic, was interviewed by Krista Tippett in this moving issue of the On Being podcast. Take some time away from the news and turn to poetry since "Literature is news that STAYS news." (Ezra Pound)
DIESEL has always been a welcoming home for poetry and a site for poetry's exuberance! This month we are going to either introduce you or reintroduce you to poetry that has made its way onto our website over the years and that has entered our ears over the past months via various podcasts that you may have missed.
Vik Singh does these hourlong + (!) podcast interviews with booksellers, called Bookstories. (I just recently heard Allison Hill's and loved it!) Anyway, Vik interviewed me a few months ago and just aired it. You may or may not be interested in listening to this while you are driving, or drinking a cocktail at home, or on the treadmill. I really enjoyed talking with him and we delved into many things bookwise. Hope you get a kick out of this.
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