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CWP Podcasts | Spring 2012

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    Fiction Reading

    Aleksandar Hemon Introduced by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Aleksandar Hemon’s most recent book is "Love and Obstacles: Stories" (Riverhead Books, 2009), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Hemon is the 2012 Distinguished Fiction-Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. He will be introduced by Jonathan Safran Foer, bestselling author of four books including "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." (Hemon photo copyright by Velibor Bozovic)

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    Poetry Reading

    Joshua Beckman

    Joshua Beckman’s newest poetry collection is "Take It" (Wave Books, 2009). He also recently co-translated, with Alejandro de Acosta, "Micrograms" by Jorge Carrera Andrade (Wave Books, 2011). He will be introduced by Deborah Landau.

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    Poetry Reading

    Mark Strand

    Mark Strand, whose many honors included the Pulitzer Prize for "Blizzard of One" and the U.S. Poet Laureateship, reads from his new collection, "Almost Invisible" (Knopf, 2012).

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    Fiction Reading

    Alice Albinia and Karan Mahajan

    Alice Albinia’s debut novel, "Leela’s Book," a portrait of contemporary India, is new from W. W. Norton (January 2012). "Family Planning" (HarperCollins, 2008) is Karan Mahajan’s (pictured) acclaimed debut novel, which is set in New Delhi. The authors will be introduced by poet Purvi Shah.

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    "One Story" Presents

    Seth Fried, Bruce Machart, and Claire Vaye Watkins, Hosted by Hannah Tinti

    A reading by contributors to "One Story," the Brooklyn-based literary magazine. Seth Fried’s debut story collection, "The Great Frustration," was published by Soft Skull Press in 2011. Bruce Machart’s most recent book is "Men in the Making: Stories" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). Claire Vaye Watkins’s (pictured) story collection, "Battleborn," is forthcoming from Riverhead Books. This event is hosted by editor Hannah Tinti and co-sponsored with "One Story."

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    Literary Legacy: A Talk on Craft

    Mark Doty and Tracy K. Smith in Conversation with Darrel Alejandro Holnes

    The evening features poets Mark Doty and Tracy K. Smith in a conversation about craft with Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America. This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Emerging Writers Reading Series

    Wayne Koestenbaum, Guest Author

    Wayne Koestenbaum’s new collection of poems, "Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background," is forthcoming from Turtlepoint Press in May 2012. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases graduate students of the NYU Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.

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    Fiction Reading

    Jo Ann Beard and Krys Lee

    Jo Ann Beard’s novel, "In Zanesville," was published by Little, Brown in 2011. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Krys Lee (pictured) is the author of a debut collection of stories, "Drifting House" (Viking, 2012).

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    Poetry and Visual Arts Roundtable

    Sommer Browning, Matthea Harvey, Mark Leidner, Mahendra Singh, Bianca Stone, and Paul Tunis

    Six artists who use both text and image in their poetry discuss the merging of two media into one art form. The conversation will be moderated by Matthea Harvey. Pictured: Mahendra Singh

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    Poetry Reading

    Simon Armitage and Campbell McGrath

    British writer Simon Armitage’s most recent books are "The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation" (W. W. Norton, 2011) and "Seeing Stars: Poems" (Knopf, 2011). Campbell McGrath’s new collection of poetry is "In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys" (Ecco, 2012).

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Nathan Englander (with Darin Strauss)

    Nathan Englander, winner of a PEN/Faulkner award, reads from his highly anticipated new story collection, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" (Knopf, 2012). Following his reading will be a conversation moderated by Darin Strauss. (Photo copyright by Juliana Sohn)

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    Reading and Conversation: Translating the Poetry of Leah Goldberg

    Annie Kantar Introduced by Phillis Levin

    Translator Annie Kantar reads from "With this Night" (University of Texas Press, 2011), the final collection of poetry published by Leah Goldberg (pictured). A significant figure in contemporary Hebrew literature, Goldberg was awarded the Israeli Prize shortly after her death in 1970. Kantar will be introduced by poet Phillis Levin.

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    Washington Square Launch Party

    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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    Poetry Reading

    Nell Regan

    Dublin-based poet Nell Regan reads from her most recent collection, "Bound for Home" (Syracuse University Press, 2011), and her forthcoming volume, due out in 2012. RSVP requested to ireland.house@nyu.edu or (212) 998-3950. This event is co-sponsored with Glucksman Ireland House.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Meghan O'Rourke (with Deborah Landau)

    Meghan O’Rourke, who teaches in the NYU Creative Writing Program, reads and discusses poems from her new collection, "Once" (W. W. Norton, 2011). The reading will be followed by a conversation with Deborah Landau; this event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Poetry Reading: Cave Canem Fellows

    Alan W. King, Evie Shockley, and Demetrice Anntia Worley

    Featuring readings from new poetry collections by fellows Alan W. King ("Drift," Willow Books, 2012), Evie Shockley ("the new black," Wesleyan, 2011, pictured), and Demetrice Anntia Worley ("Tongues in My Mouth," Main Street Rag Publishing, 2011). This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Chris Adrian (with Darin Strauss)

    Selected by "The New Yorker" as one of the best young writers in America, Chris Adrian is the author of several books, including his recent novel, "The Great Night" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). His reading will be followed by a conversation with Darin Strauss.

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    Poem as World / World as Poem

    Natasha Trethewey and Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey’s fourth collection of poetry, "Thrall," is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Fall 2012. Born in Nakodar, Punjab, poet and translator Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma is the author of many books, including "Hunger of Our Huddled Huts and Other Poems" (Nirala Publications, 2011). This event is co-sponsored with the NYU Office for International Students and Scholars.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Glyn Maxwell

    British author Glyn Maxwell reads and discusses poems from his new book, "One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). His reading will be followed by a conversation with writer Belinda McKeon; this event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    West 10th Launch Reading

    Michael Dickman, Guest Poet

    Featuring readings by guest poet Michael Dickman and student contributors to "West 10th," the literary journal produced by undergraduate students in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

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    McSweeney's Presents

    Adam Levin, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Diane Williams, Hosted by Ethan Nosowsky

    Fiction readings by recent McSweeney’s Books authors Adam Levin ("Hot Pink," March 2012) and Diane Williams ("Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty," January 2012, pictured). Also featuring Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, whose report from the first weeks of Occupy Wall Street will appear in Issue 40 of "McSweeney's Quarterly Concern." This event will be hosted by editor Ethan Nosowsky and co-sponsored with McSweeney’s.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Linda Gregerson (with Darrel Alejandro Holnes)

    Linda Gregerson’s poetry collections include "Magnetic North" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her reading will be followed by a conversation with Darrel Alejandro Holnes; this event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Poetry Reading

    Keorapetse Kgositsile

    Keorapetse Kgositsile is the current Poet Laureate of South Africa; his books include "This Way I Salute You," which features his selected poems (Kwela Books, 2009).

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    Emerging Writers Reading Series

    Chad Harbach, Guest Author

    Chad Harbach's debut novel, "The Art of Fielding (Little, Brown)," was selected by "The New York Times" as one of the Best Ten Books of 2011. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    George Saunders (with David Lipsky)

    George Saunders is a "New York Times" bestselling author whose titles include the story collection "In Persuasion Nation" (Riverhead Books, 2006), and the essay collection "The Braindead Megaphone" (Riverhead Books, 2007). His reading will be followed a conversation with writer David Lipsky.

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    Emerging Writers Reading Series

    Anne Enright, Guest Author

    The celebrated Irish writer and Man Booker Prize–winner Anne Enright reads from her novel, "The Forgotten Waltz," newly released in paperback by W. W. Norton (April 2012). The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.

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    "The Paris Review" Presents

    Adam Wilson, Hosted by Lorin Stein

    Readings by recent contributors to the internationally acclaimed literary magazine, including Adam Wilson, author of the debut novel, "Flatscreen" (Harper Perennial, 2012), and Rowan Ricardo Phillips, author of the debut poetry collection "The Ground" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012). This event will be hosted by editor Lorin Stein and co-sponsored with "The Paris Review."

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    Undergraduate Student Reading

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    NYU Veterans Writing Workshop Reading

    This reading features participants of the Veterans Writing Workshop, an initiative of the NYU Creative Writing Program offering free classes to recent veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Reading and Conversation

    Karl Ove Knausgaard

    The celebrated Norwegian author Karl Ove Knaussgaard reads from his new title "My Struggle: Book One," due from Archipelago Books in May. He is a winner of the 2009 Brage Prize, the 2010 Book of the Year Prize in Morgenbladet, the 2010 P2 Listeners' Prize, and the 2004 Norwegian Critics' Prize and was nominated for the 2010 Nordic Council Literary Prize.

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    Fiction Reading

    Heidi Julavits and Jesmyn Ward

    Heidi Julavits’s new novel is "The Vanishers" (Doubleday, 2012). Jesmyn Ward’s (pictured) novel, "Salvage the Bones" (Bloomsbury USA, 2011), won the National Book Award for fiction.

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    NYU Alumni Reading

    Matthew Cariello, Fran Castan, Sheela Chari, Joanne Diaz, Rashad Harrison, Marcus Jackson, Austin LaGrone, Laren McClung, Jillian Medoff, Ann Napolitano, Stephanie Stiles, Michael Vizsolyi, and Barry Wallenstein

    NYU Creative Writing Program alumni read from recently published books. Pictured: Marcus Jackson.

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    Emerging Writers Reading Series

    William Johnson, Guest Author

    Idaho poet William Johnson’s latest book is "Dogwood" (Limberlost Press, 2010). The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.

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    Ruth Stone Memorial Tribute Reading

    Toi Derricotte, Sandra Gilbert, Philip Levine, Gerald Stern, Abigail Stone, Bianca Stone, and Michael Wiegers

    This event features special guests reading from the work of the late poet Ruth Stone, whose books of poetry included "What Love Comes To: New and Selected Poems" (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize; "In the Dark" (2004); "In the Next Galaxy" (2002) which received the 2010 National Book Award; and "Ordinary Words" (Paris Press, 1999), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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    Goldwater Hospital Writing Workshop Reading

    The Golden Writers with Guest Poet Catherine Barnett

    This event showcases readings by the Golden Writers, participants of a weekly creative writing workshop for disabled adults led by fellows from the NYU Creative Writing Program. Featuring special guest poet Catherine Barnett.

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    Graduate Student Fiction Reading

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    Graduate Student Poetry Reading

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    Special Performance: NOX

    Anne Carson, Robert Currie, Rashuan Mitchell, and Silas Riener

    Thursday, May 10-Saturday, May 12 at 8:00PM

    Taking cues from Nox, the most recent work by award-winning poet Anne Carson, which includes old letters, family photos, collages and sketches, Rashaun Mitchell and collaborator Silas Riener (both former Cunningham dancers) create a physical language that explores resuscitation, multidimensionality, trance and extraction, while Carson and Robert Currie add live drawing through the redirected light of overhead projectors. Presented by Danspace Project and co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program. Tickets: $18 ($12 Danspace members); 866-811-4111 or http://danspaceproject.org/