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CWP Podcasts | Spring 2011

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    Friday Happy Hour: Fiction Reading

    Danielle Evans and Karen Russell

    Danielle Evans’s (pictured) debut book of short stories, “Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self,” was recently published by Riverhead Books (2010). Karen Russell’s first novel “Swamplandia!,” which follows her debut collection of short stories, is due from Random House in February 2011.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Major Jackson (with Deborah Landau)

    “Holding Company: Poems” is Major Jackson’s most recent collection (W.W. Norton & Company, 2010). In conversation with Deborah Landau; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Fiction Reading

    Pearl Abraham and Hannah Tinti

    Pearl Abraham’s (pictured) most recent book, "American Taliban," was published recently by Random House (2010). Hannah Tinti’s novel, “The Good Thief,” appeared in 2008 from The Dial Press.

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    Friday Happy Hour: Three Writers from Four Way Books

    Megan Staffel, Monica Youn, and C. Dale Young

    Megan Staffel’s latest book is “Lessons in Another Language: A Novella and Stories” (2010). Monica Youn’s (pictured) most recent book of poems, “Ignatz,” was a 2010 National Book Award Finalist. “TORN,” C. Dale Young’s new book of poems, is due in 2011.

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    Friday Happy Hour: Fiction Reading

    Walter Mosley

    Walter Mosley’s highly anticipated novel, “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” was published by Riverhead in fall 2010.

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    Friday Happy Hour: New York Launch of the Best Canadian Poetry

    Maureen Hynes, Sonnet L'Abbe, Fiona Lam, Jim Nason, Rebecca Leah Papucaru, Sue Sinclair, Nick Thran, and Carey Toane, with host Molly Peacock

    Featuring guest editor Lorna Crozier and contributors to “The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010,” published by Tightrope Books. Hosted by series editor and poet Molly Peacock; co-sponsored by Tightrope Books.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Joanna Klink (with Alice Quinn)

    Joanna Klink’s most recent poetry collection is “Raptus” (Penguin, 2010). In conversation with Alice Quinn; co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Emily Barton (with Darin Strauss)

    Emily Barton’s second novel, “Brookland,” was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2006; she is at work on her third novel. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    Fiction Reading

    Gary Shteyngart

    “Super Sad True Love Story,” Gary Shteyngart’s newest novel, was released by Random House in 2010. Introduced by Darin Strauss.

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    Friday Happy Hour: Poetry in Translation

    Ales Steger

    Slovenian poet Ales Steger’s most recent publication is “The Book of Things” (BOA Editions, 2010), translated by Brian Henry. Introduced by Matthew Rohrer.

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    Poetry Reading

    Anthony McCann and Matthew Rohrer

    In April 2011, Wave Books releases Anthony McCann’s new collection, I ♥ Your Fate. Matthew Rohrer’s (pictured) new book of poems, “Destroyer and Preserver,” is also due from Wave Books in April 2011.

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    Poetry Reading

    Nikola Madzirov and Valzhyna Mort

    Nikola Madzirov, one of Macedonia’s most distinguished poets, reads from “Remnants of Another Age” (BOA Editions, 2011, foreword by Carolyn Forche). Valzhyna Mort’s (pictured) new book of poetry, “Collected Body,” is due from Copper Canyon in 2011.

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    Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets

    Kathleen Graber and Anthony Carelli

    Anthony Carelli’s first book of poems, “Carnations,” is due from Princeton University Press in May 2011. Kathleen Graber’s second book of poems, “The Eternal City” (Princeton University Press, 2010), was nominated for a 2010 National Book Award. Introduced by series editor Paul Muldoon; co-sponsored with Princeton University Press.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Nikky Finney (with Robert N. Casper)

    Nikky Finney’s most recent book of poems is “Head Off & Split” (Triquarterly, 2011). In conversation with Robert N. Casper; co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America.

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    Fiction Reading

    Julie Orringer

    “The Invisible Bridge” (Knopf, 2010) is Julie Orringer’s most recent book.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Rae Meadows (with Darin Strauss)

    Rae Meadows’s new novel, “Mothers and Daughters,” is due from Henry Holt and Company in April 2011. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    Friday Happy Hour: Cave Canem Poetry Reading

    Shane Book, Kamau Rucker, and Demetrice Anntia Worley

    Cave Canem fellows Shane Book, Kamau Rucker, and Demetrice Anntia Worley (pictured) read from their new collections of poetry. Co-sponsored by Cave Canem Foundation.

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    Poetry Reading

    Ann Lauterbach and Paul Legault

    “Or to Begin Again” (Penguin, 2009) is Ann Lauterbach’s ninth and most recent collection of poems. Paul Legault’s debut poetry collection, “The Madeleine Poems,” appeared in 2010 from Omnidawn Publishing.

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    Poetry and Fiction Reading

    Yusef Komunyakaa and Chuck Wachtel

    Yusef Komunyakaa’s (pictured) newest collection of poems, “The Chameleon Couch,” is due from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in March 2011. Chuck Wachtel’s most recent novel, “3/03,” was published by Hanging Loose Press in 2010.

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    Friday Happy Hour Reading

    Ann Hood, Paul Lisicky, and Alix Kates Shulman

    “The Red Thread,” released by W.W Norton & Company in 2010, is Ann Hood’s most recent book. Paul Lisicky’s novel “The Burning House” (Estrucan Press) is out in 2011. Alix Kates Shulman’s most recent title is “To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed,” a memoir published in 2008 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

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    Poetry Reading

    Jorie Graham and Carol Muske-Dukes

    “Sea Change” (Ecco, 2008) is Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham’s most recent book of poems. Carol Muske-Dukes (pictured) will publish a new collection of poems, “Twin Cities” (Penguin), in June 2011.

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    Friday Happy Hour: NYU Alumni Reading

    Beth Bosworth, Sam Cheuk, Megan Harlan, Jennifer L. Knox, Ada Limon, Mariko Nagai, Matthew Pitt, Ruth Irupe Sanabria, and Jason Schneiderman

    NYU Creative Writing Program alumni read from their new books.

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    Graduate Student Thesis Reading: Fiction

    Graduating MA and MFA candidates read from original fiction manuscripts. Wine and cheese reception will follow.

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    Graduate Student Thesis Reading: Poetry

    Graduating MA and MFA candidates read from original poetry manuscripts. Wine and cheese reception will follow.