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CWP Podcasts | Fall 2014

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    Poetry Reading

    Saskia Hamilton and Matthea Harvey

    Saskia Hamilton is the author of "Divide These", "As for Dream," and, most recently, "Corridor" (Graywolf Press, 2014). Matthea Harvey’s (pictured) books include "Modern Life," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and "If the Tabloids are True What are You?," published by Graywolf Press in 2014.

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    Fiction Reading

    Tiphanie Yanique

    Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the short story collection, "How to Escape from a Leper Colony," the picture book "I Am the Virgin Islands," and the novel "Land of Love and Drowning," published by Riverhead/Penguin in July 2014.

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    Cave Canem Poetry Reading

    Cedric Tillman and Wendy Walters, with Special Guest Adrian Matejka

    Cedric Tillman is the author of “Lilies in the Valley” (Aquarius Press, 2013). Wendy S. Walters newest title is "Troy, Michigan" (Futurepoem Books, 2014). Adrian Matejka’s most recent book, "The Big Smoke," was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

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    Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Reading

    Olivia Clare, Karen Hays, Danielle Jones-Pruett, T. L. Khleif, Mara Naselli, Solmaz Sharif

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

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    NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading

    Michael Broder, Nicole Callihan, Alden Jones, and R. A. Villanueva

    Michael Broder’s debut poetry collection is "This Life Now" (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014). Poet Nicole Callihan is most recently the author of "SuperLoop," published this year by Sock Monkey Press. Alden Jones’s most recent book, "Unaccompanied Minors: Stories" (New American Press, 2014), won of the 2013 New American Fiction Prize. R. A. Villanueva (pictured) is the author of "Reliquaria," winner of the 2013 Prairie Schooner Poetry Book Prize.

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    Washington Square Launch Party

    Anselm Berrigan, Sapphire, and Katrin Tschirgi

    A reading by contributors to Washington Square, the NYU Creative Writing Program’s literary journal. Anselm Berrigan is the author of five books of poetry, most recently “Notes from Irrelevance” (Wave Books, 2011). Sapphire (pictured) is the author of two bestselling novels, “Push,” winner of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and “The Kid.” Katrin Tschirgi is the managing editor of Mid-American Review.

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    Fiction Reading

    Amy Bloom and Brian Morton

    Amy Bloom, a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, is most recently the author of "Lucky Us" (Random House, 2014). Brian Morton’s books include "Starting Out in the Evening," which received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his latest title, "Florence Gordon" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014).

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Leslie Jamison and Jess Row (with Darin Strauss)

    Leslie Jamison is the author of a novel, "The Gin Closet," and most recently a bestselling collection of essays, "The Empathy Exams." Jess Row has written two collections of short stories, "The Train to Lo Wu" and "Nobody Ever Gets Lost." His latest title is the novel "Your Face in Mine," out in August 2014 from Riverhead Books.

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    The Singapore Literary Festival Presents: Generations and Genres

    Haresh Sharma, Verena Tay, and Cyril Wong

    Reaching back before 1965, the year of national independence, Singaporean literature has seen the development of literary generations and genres. In this reading, you will hear works written by different generations of Singaporean writers working in different genres, and discover the vitality of a growing literary tradition. Haresh Sharma (pictured) has written more than 50 plays which have been staged in Singapore, London, Cairo, Melbourne, Busan, New Delhi, Hong Kong, and others. Cyril Wong’s work has been anthologized in "The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume One," among others. Verena Tay has published three collections of plays: "In the Company of Women: Selected Plays," "In the Company of Heroes," and "Victimology."

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    Poetry Reading

    David Lehman and Leah Umansky

    David Lehman is the author of several collections of poems and criticism, including "The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets" (Doubleday, 1998). His most recent work is "New and Selected Poems" (Scribner, 2013). Leah Umansky is the author of the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, "Don Dreams and I Dream" (Kattywompus Press, 2014) and the full length collection, "Domestic Uncertainties," (BlazeVOX, 2013).

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Joshua Ferris and Mira Jacob (with Darin Strauss)

    Joshua Ferris is the author of "Then We Came to the End," winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and a National Book Award finalist, "The Unnamed," and his latest title, "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour." Mira Jacob’s debut novel, "The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing," was published by Random House in July of 2014.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Peter Gizzi (with Alice Quinn)

    Peter Gizzi is the author of six books of poetry, most recently "In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011" (Wesleyan, 2014). He edited, along with Kevin Killian, "My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer" (Wesleyan, 2008), among other projects. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Stuart Dybek and Fady Joudah (with Darin Strauss)

    MacArthur Fellow Stuart Dybek (pictured) is the author of the short story collections "Childhood and Other Neighborhoods," "The Coast of Chicago," "I Sailed With Magellan," and, most recently, "Paper Lantern and Ecstatic Cahoots" (FSG, 2014). Fady Joudah’s debut, "The Earth in the Attic" (2008), won the 2007 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. His translation of Ghassan Zaqtan's "Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me" (Yale University Press, 2012) won the Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2013.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Amy Hempel (with Darin Strauss)

    Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Amy Hempel is the author of four short story collections, "Reasons to Live" (1985), "At the Gates of The Animal Kingdom" (1990), "Tumble Home" (1997), and "The Dog of the Marriage" (2005), which were gathered and published in a single volume by Scribner, "The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel" (2006). She has received a Pushcart Prize, an REA Award for the Short Story, the Harold D. Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, an Inaugural United States Artists Foundation Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among others.

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    Fiction Reading (Digital Books)

    Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz

    Chris Adrian (pictured) is the author of the short story collection, "A Better Angel," and three novels, "Gob's Grief," "The Children's Hospital," and "The Great Night." Eli Horowitz is the coauthor of "The Clock Without a Face," a treasure-hunt mystery, and "Everything You Know Is Pong," an illustrated cultural history of ping pong. Adrian and Horowitz collaborated on "The New World," a digitally enhanced novel released by Atavist Books in August 2014, and published as an FSG Original in 2015.

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    Poets on War: Insights on a Global Conflict

    Hugh Martin, Heather Raffo, Zohra Saed, and Brian Turner

    Hugh Martin’s debut collection, "The Stick Soldiers," was published through BOA Editions in March 2013. Heather Raffo is the solo performer and writer of the Off Broadway hit, “9 Parts of Desire” which details the lives of nine Iraqi women. Zohra Saed coedited "One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature." Brian Turner (pictured) is the author of "Here, Bullet," (2005) winner of the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, and "Phantom Noise" (2010). Introduced by Maurice Emerson Decaul.

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    Poetry Reading

    Patricia Lockwood and Danniel Schoonebeek

    Patricia Lockwood is the author of "Balloon Pop Outlaw Black" (Octopus Books, 2012), and "Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals" (Penguin, 2014). Danniel Schoonebeek’s debut collection of poems, "American Barricade," was published in 2014 by YesYes Books.

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    Tin House Presents

    Charles D’Ambrosio and Darcey Steinke

    Charles D’Ambrosio has published two collections of short stories, "The Point," a New York Times Notable Book, and "The Dead Fish Museum," as well as "Orphans," a collection of essays. Darcey Steinke is the author of five novels and a memoir, "Easter Everywhere," which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. D’Ambrosio’s latest title, "Loitering: New and Selected Essays," and Steinke’s new novel, "Sister Golden Hair," are both new from Tin House in fall 2014. Hosted by editor Rob Spillman. Co-sponsored with Tin House.

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    Poetry Reading

    Jericho Brown and Olena Kalytiak Davis

    Jericho Brown’s first book, "Please," won the American Book Award, and his most recent collection, "The New Testament," was released in September 2014 by Copper Canyon Press. Olena Kalytiak Davis’s debut, "And Her Soul Out of Nothing," was selected for the Brittingham Prize in Poetry. Her newest collection, "The Poem She Didn't Write and Other Poems," is out from Copper Canyon Press in 2014.

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    Fiction Reading

    James McBride

    James McBride is the author of four books, including his debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna, which was translated into a major motion picture directed by American film icon Spike Lee, Song Yet Sung, and the New York Times bestselling memoir, The Color of Water. His latest novel The Good Lord Bird, is the winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction.

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    Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading

    F. Douglas Brown (winner), Leon Baham (runner-up), and Donika Ross (runner-up) with Special Guest Tracy K. Smith

    F. Douglas Brown (pictured) was recently awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for his forthcoming collection "Zero to Three," published by University of Georgia Press in fall 2014. Leon Baham is the author of the chapbook "Ponyboy, Sigh," available through Birds of Lace. Donika Ross, a Cave Canem fellow, is currently a lecturer at Vanderbilt University. Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry. Her most recent collection, "Life on Mars" (Graywolf, 2011), won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Boris Fishman and David Grand (with Darin Strauss)

    Boris Fishman’s (pictured) debut novel, "A Replacement Life" (HarperCollins, 2014), was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. David Grand is the author of "Louse," a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, "The Disappearing Body," and, most recently, "Mount Terminus".

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Donald Antrim (with Darin Strauss)

    MacArthur Fellow Donald Antrim is the critically acclaimed author of "Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World," "The Hundred Brothers," and "The Verificationist," as well as "The Afterlife," a memoir about his mother. His most recent collection of stories, "The Emerald Light in the Air," is out from FSG in September 2014.