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CWP Podcasts | Fall 2011

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    Nonfiction Reading and Conversation

    Meghan O'Rourke (with Deborah Landau)

    Meghan O’Rourke’s most recent book is "The Long Goodbye: A Memoir" (Riverhead, 2011). A new collection of poems, "Once," is due in October 2011 from W. W. Norton & Company. In conversation with Deborah Landau.

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    Poetry and Fiction Reading

    Jesse Ball, Ben Lerner, and Craig Morgan Teicher

    Poet and fiction writer Jesse Ball’s (pictured) new novel, "The Curfew," appeared from Vintage in summer 2011. Poet and writer Ben Lerner's first novel, "Leaving the Atocha Station," is forthcoming from Coffee House Press. Craig Morgan Teicher, who teaches in the NYU Creative Writing Program, is most recently the author of "Cradle Book" (BOA Editions Ltd., 2010).

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    Reading: Coffeehouse Poets

    Elaine Equi and Anne Waldman

    Elaine Equi’s (pictured) most recent book is "Click and Clone" (Coffeehouse Press, 2011). Equi teaches in the NYU Creative Writing Program. Anne Waldman’s newest book, "The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment," was published this year by Coffee House Press.

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    Happy Hour Fiction Reading

    Susanna Kaysen and Rachel Sherman

    Susanna Kaysen (pictured) is the author of the bestselling memoir "Girl, Interrupted" (Vintage, 1994). Her most recent book is "The Camera My Mother Gave Me" (Vintage, 2001). Rachel Sherman’s debut novel, "Living Room," was published by Open City in 2009.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Dana Levin (with Alice Quinn)

    Dana Levin’s most recent collection of poetry is "Sky Burial" (Copper Canyon Press, 2011). In conversation with Alice Quinn; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Reading

    Melanie Drane, Apricot Irving, Fowzia Karimi, Namwali Serpell, Merritt Tierce, and JoAnn Wypijewski

    The Rona Jaffe Foundation provides support to women writers in the early stages of their careers.

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    Fiction Reading

    Lydia Davis

    "The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis" was released by Picador in 2010. Davis’s previous book, "Varieties of Disturbance: Stories" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007) won the National Book Award.

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    Poetry Reading

    Gerald Stern and Chris Martin

    Gerald Stern’s "Early Collected Poems: 1965-1992" was published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2010. Chris Martin’s latest book is "Becoming Weather" (Coffee House Press, 2011). Introduced by Matthew Rohrer.

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    Debut Fiction Reading

    Teju Cole, Anna Solomon, and Rebecca Wolff

    Teju Cole’s debut, "Open City: A Novel," was published by Random House in 2011. Riverhead Books releases Anna Solomon’s first novel, "The Little Bride," in September 2011. Fence editor Rebecca Wolff’s debut novel, "The Beginners" (Riverhead, 2011), follows three published poetry collections.

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    Happy Hour Poetry Reading: Cave Canem Fellows

    Derrick Weston Brown, Aracelis Girmay, and Kevin Simmonds

    Derrick Weston Brown is the inaugural Poet-In-Residence of Busboys and Poets and the author of "Wisdom Teeth" (Busboys & Poets/PM Press, 2011). Aracelis Girmay’s new book of poetry, "Kingdom Animalia" (Boa Editions, Ltd., 2011), was awarded the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award. Poet, composer, and performance artist Kevin Simmonds is the author of "Mad for Meat" (Salmon Poetry, 2011). The popular Friday Happy Hour series features readings and refreshments on select Fridays at 5pm; this event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

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    Poets Forum: Chancellors Reading

    Victor Hernández Cruz, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, Marilyn Hacker, Lyn Hejinian, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Marie Ponsot, Kay Ryan, Gerald Stern, and Anne Waldman

    The Academy of American Poets Chancellors--some of the most acclaimed poets of our day--come together on one stage to read from their latest work. (Pictured at left: Naomi Shihab Nye.) Co-sponsored with the Academy of American Poets.

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    Poets Forum: American Poet Launch

    Reading and reception for the new fall issue of "American Poet," the journal of the Academy of American Poets. Carol Muske-Dukes, Matthew Rohrer, and Tracy K. Smith will read from their work. Co-sponsored with the Academy of American Poets. Tickets: www.poets.org/poetsforum

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    2011 Whiting Writers Awards Reading

    Introduced by Elizabeth Spires

    The Whiting Writers' Award is an award presented annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays.

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    Poetry Reading

    Garrett Hongo--Introduced by Yusef Komunyakaa

    Garrett Hongo’s newest collection of poetry, "Coral Road," is due from Knopf in September 2011. Introduced by Yusef Komunyakaa.

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    Reading and Discussion: VIDA

    Erin Belieu, Barrie Jean Borich, Kekla Magoon, Cate Marvin, Danielle Pafunda, Susan Steinberg, Cheryl Strayed, and Ann Townsend

    This event features the board members of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. This event is co-sponsored with VIDA.

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    The New Salon: Fiction Writers in Conversation

    Tea Obreht and Alexi Zentner (with Joanna Yas)

    Tea Obreht’s (pictured) debut novel, “The Tiger’s Wife,” was released by Random House in 2011. W. W. Norton & Company published Alexi Zentner’s debut novel, “Touch,” in 2011. In conversation with Joanna Yas.

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    Cave Canem Poetry Prize Readings

    Elizabeth Alexander, Vida Cross, and Iain Haley Pollock

    Contest judge Elizabeth Alexander (pictured) is the author of five books of poems, including her most recent collection, “Crave Radiance: New & Selected Poems.” She was chosen by Barack Obama to compose and read a poem for his 2009 Presidential inauguration. Vida Cross’s manuscript, “Bronzeville at Night: 1949,” received an honorable mention for the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Elizabeth Alexander selected Cave Canem fellow Iain Haley Pollock’s collection, “Spit Back a Boy,” for the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. This event is co-sponsored with the Cave Canem Foundation.

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    Imagine Ireland: Reading and Conversation

    Kevin Barry and Nick Laird

    Kevin Barry’s latest novel is “City of Bohane” (Jonathan Cape, 2008). Novelist and poet Nick Laird’s most recent book, “On Purpose: Poems,” was released by W. W. Norton & Company in 2010. This event is part of “Imagine Ireland: A Year of Irish Arts in America,” an initiative of Culture Ireland.

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    Fiction and Poetry Reading: New Asian American Writers

    Janine Oshiro and Samuel Park, with Special Guest Jessica Hagedorn

    Janine Oshiro’s first collection of poetry, “Pier,” (Alice James Books, 2011) won the first annual Kundiman Poetry Prize. “This Burns My Heart” (Simon & Schuster, 2011) is Samuel Park’s first novel. This event is co-sponsored with Kundiman and the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

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    The New Salon: Fiction Writers in Conversation

    Sam Lipsyte

    "The Ask" is Sam Lipsyte’s newest novel, released in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    Fiction and Poetry Reading

    Matthea Harvey and Lynne Tillman

    Poet Matthea Harvey has most recently published “Of Lamb” (McSweeney’s, 2011), featuring poems with illustrations by Amy Jean Porter. Lynne Tillman’s (pictured) most recent novel, "American Genius, A Comedy," was published by Soft Skull Press.

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    The New Salon: Fiction Writers in Conversation

    Elissa Schappell and Helen Schulman

    Elissa Schappell’s (pictured) new short story collection, “Blueprints for Building Better Girls” was published in September 2011 by Simon & Schuster. Helen Schulman’s new novel, "This Beautiful Life," was published in August 2011 by Harper. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Matthew Rohrer (with Deborah Landau)

    “Destroyer and Preserver” (Wave Books, 2011) is poet Matthew Rohrer’s latest book. He is a faculty member of the NYU Creative Writing Program. This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Happy Hour Poetry Reading

    Jericho Brown and Mark Doty

    Jericho Brown’s (pictured) new collection of poetry is “Please” (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2008). Mark Doty’s latest book is “The Art of Description: World into Word” (Graywolf Press, 2010).

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    Poetry Reading

    Timothy Donnelly

    “The Cloud Corporation” (Wave Books, 2010) is Timothy Donnelly’s latest collection of poetry.

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    Fiction Reading

    E. L. Doctorow

    Renowned author and NYU senior faculty member E. L. Doctorow has most recently published “All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories” (Random House, 2011). This reading will be introduced by Darin Strauss and is co-sponsored with NYU Bookstore.

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    The New Salon: Fiction Writers in Conversation

    Rivka Galchen (with Darin Strauss)

    Rivka Galchen’s debut novel, “Atmospheric Disturbances,” was published by Picador in 2009.