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CWP Podcasts | Fall 2010

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    Poetry Reading

    Ken Chen, Gillian Conoley, Geoffrey Nutter

    Ken Chen's debut book of poems, "Juvenilia," won the 2009 Yale Younger Poets Prize. Gillian Conoley is the author of numerous collections of poetry including "The Plot Genie" (Omnidawn, 2009). Geoffrey Nutter’s most recent collection is "Christopher Sunset" (Wave Books, 2010). Hosted by Matthew Rohrer.

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    Reading

    Darin Strauss

    Novelist and NYU faculty member Darin Strauss reads from his new memoir, "Half a Life" (McSweeney’s Books, 2010).

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    Reading

    Jonathan Safran Foer

    Jonathan Safran Foer’s most recent book is "Eating Animals," newly published in paperback (Back Bay Books, 2010). Foer is Collegiate Professor and Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

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    Writers and Editors in Conversation

    Jean-Christophe Valtat, with Mitzi Angel and Lorin Stein

    French author Jean-Christophe Valtat’s English-language debut, "03: A Novel," was published in June 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In conversation with FSG editor and translator Mitzi Angel and "The Paris Review" editor Lorin Stein.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Matthew Zapruder (with Deborah Landau)

    "Come on All You Ghosts" (Copper Canyon Press, 2010) is Matthew Zapruder’s third collection of poems. In conversation with Deborah Landau; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Joshua Ferris (with Darin Strauss)

    The paperback edition of Joshua Ferris’s second novel, "The Unnamed," is out recently from Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books (2010). In conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    Fiction Reading

    Nicole Krauss

    "Great House: A Novel" (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010) is the third book by writer Nicole Krauss.

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    Poetry Reading

    Howard Altmann and D. Nurkse

    “In This House,” Howard Altmann’s second collection of poetry, was published in April 2010 by Turtle Point Press. D. Nurkse (pictured) is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently “The Border Kingdom” (Knopf, 2008).

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Monica de la Torre (with Robert N. Casper)

    Translator and poet Monica de la Torre’s second and most recent book of poems is “Public Domain” (Roof Books, 2008). In conversation with Robert N. Casper; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Poetry Reading

    Don Paterson

    Scottish writer, poet, and editor Don Paterson published “Rain,” his seventh collection of poems, in April 2010 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

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    Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading

    Indigo Moor

    Cave Canem celebrates the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize with 2009 winner Indigo Moor (pictured) as he reads from “Through the Stonecutter’s Window.” Introductory readings by Remica L. Bingham and Joanne McFarland, who each received honorable mention. Co-sponsored with the Cave Canem Foundation. (Photo by Crawdad Nelson)

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    Poetry Reading

    Julie Carr, Colin Cheney, and Erika Meitner

    This evening features three winners of the 2009 National Poetry Series Open Competition. Julie Carr’s (pictured) winning collection is “Sarah—Of Fragments and Lines” (Coffee House Press, 2010), her fourth book of poems. Colin Cheney’s debut collection is titled “Here Be Monsters” (University of Georgia Press, 2010). “Ideal Cities” (Harper Perennial, 2010) is Erika Meitner’s second book of poems.

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    Reading and Conversation: Engaged Poetics Across the Big Pond

    Andy Croft, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Aracelis Girmay

    Smokestack publisher and U.K. poet Andy Croft (pictured) is featured in a reading and conversation with Thomas Sayers Ellis and Aracelis Girmay. Co-sponsored with Poets House.

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    Reading

    Zadie Smith

    Zadie Smith’s most recent book is “Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays” (Penguin, 2010). Smith is a newly appointed senior faculty member in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

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    Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading

    Gary Jackson

    Gary Jackson reads from his debut collection, “Missing you, Metropolis” (Graywolf Press, 2009), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Introductory readings by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and Jarita Davis, who each received honorable mention. Co-sponsored with the Cave Canem Foundation.

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    Fiction Reading

    Junot Díaz

    Junot Díaz joins the NYU Creative Writing Program faculty in fall 2010. He received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.”

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    Ezra Pound Poetry Reading

    Sam Anderson, Ian MacNiven, Kristin Prevallet, Matthew Rohrer, Richard Sieburth, Rosmarie Waldrop, and Eliot Weinberger

    A celebration of Ezra Pound’s 125th birthday and the new publication of his expanded and annotated “New Selected Poems.” Readings and tributes moderated by New Directions editor Jeffrey Yang (pictured); co-sponsored with New Directions Publishing.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Charles Wright (with Alice Quinn)

    Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Wright’s most recent volume is “Sestets: Poems” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). In conversation with Alice Quinn; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Poetry Reading

    Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Gregory Orr, Gregory Pardlo, and Ed Skoog

    “Apocalyptic Swing” (Persea, 2009) is the most recent collection of poems by Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Gregory Orr is the author of nine collections of poetry, including “How Beautiful the Beloved” (Copper Canyon Press, 2009). Gregory Pardlo’s (pictured) first book, "Totem" (Copper Canyon, 2007), won the 2007 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. Ed Skoog’s debut collection of poems, “Mister Skylight,” was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2009.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Rick Moody (with Darin Strauss)

    Rick Moody’s most recent novel is “The Four Fingers of Death: A Novel” (Little, Brown and Company, 2010). Moody is the 2010-2011 Warren Adler Visiting Writer in the NYU Creative Writing Program. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    Poetry Reading

    Maureen N. McLane, Robert Polito, and Kevin Prufer

    “World Enough” is Maureen N. McLane’s second poetry collection (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.) Robert Polito’s most recent book of poems is “Hollywood & God” (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Kevin Prufer’s fifth volume of poems, “In a Beautiful Country,” is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2011.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Jennifer Egan and Justin Taylor (with Darin Strauss)

    “A Visit From the Goon Squad” (Knopf, June 2010) is Jennifer Egan’s fourth novel. The debut collection by Justin Taylor, “Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever: Stories” (Harper Perennial), was published in February 2010. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    Reading

    Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

    Philosopher and writer Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s most recent novel is “36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction” (Pantheon, 2010).