News & Events


Due to COVID-19, events and readings for Kiss of the Moonflower will be rescheduled or moved online this year. Please contact Joe for more information.


From the Missouri Center for the Book:

Expecting Songbirds has been nominated for the Ardis L. Glenn Prize, awarded to the best book published in 2015 with a "Missouri Connection."  

From the Green Hills Literary Lantern:

Adam Brooke Davis, Managing Editor, reviews The Monsignor's Wife in the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Green Hills Literary Lantern.

From the New York Observer / Culture:

Joe Benevento writes about Gabriel Garcia Marquez just after his death in
"Memories of Macondo: Remembering the Magic of Gabriel Garcia Marquez"

The Monsignor’s Wife in Louisiana:

Joe Baumann, author of the flash fiction chapbook, Ivory Children, has selected The Monsignor’s Wife as one of the books for his English 210, Literary Genres: Mystery Fiction course he’ll be teaching Spring Semester, 2014 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Diverse Voices Quarterly announces "Best of the Net 2013" nominations:

Joe Benevento has been nominated in the category of Poetry for his work
After Singing All Night For Twenty Bucks And A Bagel.