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CWP Podcasts | Spring 2009

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    Fiction Reading

    Francine Prose

    A novelist and essayist, Francine Prose has published 12 novels including Blue Angel, a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award, and most recently, Goldengrove. Prose is the 2008-09 Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at NYU.

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    The Paris Review Salon

    Colum McCann and Padgett Powell

    The Paris Review Salon features acclaimed fiction writers Colum McCann and Padgett Powell in a reading hosted by editor Chris Cox.

    Co-sponsored by The Paris Review

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    Agha Shahid Ali Memorial Reading

    Nicholas Christopher, Michael Collier, Daniel Hall, Marie Ponsot, Grace Schulman, Tom Sleigh, Jean Valentine, and Chuck Wachtel

    This event honors Agha Shahid Ali, esteemed NYU professor and poet. His posthumous poetry collection, The Veiled Suite, will be published in February 2009 by W.W. Norton. Readings will be given by Nicholas Christopher, Michael Collier, Daniel Hall, Marie Ponsot, Grace Schulman, Tom Sleigh, Jean Valentine, and Chuck Wachtel.

    Co-sponsored by W.W. Norton

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Major Jackson

    Major Jackson is the author of Hoops, a finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn, winner of the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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    Emerging Writers

    Amy Hempel, Guest Author

    The Emerging Writers Series showcases graduate students of the NYU Creative Writing Program. Readings feature established writers as special guests.

    Amy Hempel is the acclaimed author of four short story collections: Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The Dog of the Marriage. The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel (2006) gathers all the stories from the four earlier books. Note: This podcast is a recording of an earlier reading, featuring Darin Strauss in conversation with Amy Hempel in spring 2008.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Christian Hawkey

    Christian Hawkey is the author of Citizen Of; Hour, Hour; and The Book of Funnels, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He received a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award in 2006.

    In conversation with Robert N. Casper

    Co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America

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    Poetry Reading

    Sharon Olds

    Sharon Olds is the author of nine books of poetry including The Dead & the Living, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Strike Sparks: Selected Poems, and The Father, which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent book is One Secret Thing.

    Introduction by Deborah Landau

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    Poetry Reading: Wave Poets

    Joshua Beckman, Noelle Kocot, and Chelsey Minnis

    Joshua Beckman, Noelle Kocot and Chelsey Minnis read from their newest collections. Introduction by Matthew Rohrer.

    See photos from the reading (copyright by Star Black):