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CWP Podcasts | Fall 2012

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Mary Ruefle (with Alice Quinn)

    Mary Ruefle’s most recent book is "Madness, Rack, and Honey" (Wave Books, 2012). In conversation with Alice Quinn; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Katie Kitamura (with Meghan O'Rourke)

    Katie Kitamura reads from her new novel, "Gone to the Forest" (Free Press, 2012). In conversation with Meghan O'Rourke.

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    Debut Novelists Reading

    Paula Bomer and Justin Torres

    Paula Bomer’s debut novel, "Nine Months," was released in August (Soho Press, 2012). "We the Animals," Justin Torres’s (pictured) first novel, was published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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    Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading

    Vievee Francis

    Vievee Francis’s "Horse in the Dark" was selected by Parneshia Jones and Adrian Matejka as the 2010 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. With introductory readings by Sheila Carter-Jones and Mitchell L. H. Douglas. The reading will be introduced by Gregory Pardlo and is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

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    Granta Presents

    James Lasdun and Ben Lerner

    To celebrate the fall issue entitled "Medicine," contributors James Lasdun ("It’s Beginning to Hurt," Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009; pictured) and Ben Lerner ("Leaving the Atocha Station," Coffee House Press, 2011) read and discuss their writing on care, aging, and the practice of medicine. Hosted by editor John Freeman; co-sponsored with Granta.

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    2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Reading

    Julia Elliott, Christina Nichol, Lauren Goodwin Slaughter, Rachel Swearingen, Kim Tingley, and Inara Verzemnieks

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

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    Fiction Reading

    Zadie Smith

    Zadie Smith reads from her new novel, "NW," published by Penguin Press in September 2012. Smith is a senior faculty member in the NYU Creative Writing Program. Introduced by Deborah Landau.

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    Poetry Reading

    Dorothea Lasky and Eileen Myles

    Dorothea Lasky’s (pictured) new collection of poems, "Thunderbird," appears from Wave Books in October 2012. Eileen Myles’s latest title is "Snowflake / different streets" (Wave Books, 2012).

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    Washington Square Launch Party

    Lydia Davis, Ken L. Walker, and Colin Winnette

    Featuring readings by contributors to the new issue of "Washington Square," the national literary journal produced by graduate students in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Deborah Eisenberg (with Darin Strauss)

    Recent MacArthur Fellow Deborah Eisenberg’s "Collected Stories" (Picador, 2010) won the PEN/Faulkner Award. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    Poetry Reading

    David St. John and Charles Wright

    David St. John’s (pictured) new poetry collection is “The Auroras,” published by Harper in spring 2012. Pulitzer Prize–winner Charles Wright’s latest collection is “Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011).

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    Fiction Reading

    Adam Johnson (Introduced by Zadie Smith)

    Set in North Korea, Adam Johnson’s novel “The Orphan Master’s Son” was published by Random House in January 2012. Introduced by Zadie Smith; co-sponsored with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

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    Poetry Reading

    Tomaz Salamun (Introduced by Matthew Rohrer)

    Tomaž Šalamun reads from his new collection, “On the Tracks of Wild Game” (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012). Introduced by Matthew Rohrer.

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    Bellevue Literary Press Presents

    Eduardo Halfon, Tim Horvath, and Andrew Krivak

    Featuring fiction writers published by the award-winning press: Eduardo Halfon, (pictured; “The Polish Boxer,” 2012), Tim Horvath (“Understories,” 2012), and Andrew Krivak (“The Sojourn,” 2011). Hosted by publisher/editorial director Erika Goldman; co-sponsored with Bellevue Literary Press.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Jorie Graham (with Deborah Landau)

    Pulitzer Prize–winner Jorie Graham reads from her latest poetry collection, “Place” (Ecco, 2012). In conversation with Deborah Landau; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    The Best Canadian Poetry in English

    Hosted by Molly Peacock

    A celebration of the anthology’s five-year anniversary features readings by contributing poets Richard Greene, Jim Johnstone, Michael Lista, Carmine Starnino, Harry Thurston, Priscila Uppal, and Zach Wells. Hosted by series editor Molly Peacock (pictured); co-sponsored with Tightrope Books.

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    Fiction and Memoir Reading

    Luis Jaramillo and Sarah Manguso

    Luis Jaramillo’s (pictured) debut title, “The Doctor’s Wife” (Dzanc Books, 2012) won the Dzanc Books Story Collection Contest. Sarah Manguso’s newest release is “The Guardians: An Elegy” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012).

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    Poetry Reading

    Sharon Olds

    NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member Sharon Olds shares poems from her newly published collection, “Stag’s Leap” (Knopf, 2012). Introduced by Deborah Landau.

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    Lunchtime Reading and Conversation

    Emma Donoghue (with Darin Strauss)

    Emma Donoghue is the author of “Room: A Novel,” an international bestseller, and “Astray,” a new story collection released in October 2012 by Little, Brown. In conversation with Darin Strauss. A light lunch will served following the reading. Reservations are recommended. Tor RSVP, please click on the "read more" tab for a link to the RSVP form.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Colm Tóibín (with Nick Laird)

    Twice short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín is recently the author of “The Empty Family: Stories” (January 2011) and “The Testament of Mary” (November 2012), both published by Scribner. In conversation with Nick Laird.

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    Four Way Books Presents

    Patrick Donnelly, Kevin Prufer, and Eileen Pollack

    Readings by Four Way Books poets Patrick Donnelly (“Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin,” 2012) and Kevin Prufer (pictured; “In a Beautiful Country,” 2011), and novelist Eileen Pollack (“Breaking and Entering,” 2012). Hosted by founding editor and director Martha Rhodes; co-sponsored with Four Way Books.

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    Poetry Reading

    Charles Simic

    Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize–winner Charles Simic is the author of many collections, including “Master of Disguises” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010). He is a Distinguished Poet-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. Introduced by Deborah Landau.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Ron Currie, Jr. (with Darin Strauss)

    Ron Currie, Jr.’s novels include “God Is Dead” (Viking, 2007) and “Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles,” forthcoming from Viking in February 2013. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Iain Pollack (with Charif Shanahan)

    Iain Pollack’s debut, “Spit Back a Boy” (University of Georgia Press, 2011) won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. In conversation with Charif Shanahan; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Poetry Reading

    Catherine Barnett, D. Nurkse, and Jean Valentine

    Catherine Barnett’s (pictured) new poetry collection, “The Game of Boxes,” appeared from Graywolf Press in August 2012. D. Nurkse’s most recent title is “A Night in Brooklyn” (Knopf, 2012). Jean Valentine’s poetry collections include “Break the Glass” (Copper Canyon Press, 2010) and “Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva” (Alice James Books, 2012), co-“narrated” with Ilya Kaminsky. (Please note: Ilya Kaminsky will not appear as previously publicized.)