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CWP Podcasts | Spring 2015

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    Poetry Reading

    Jorie Graham

    Jorie Graham’s new book is “From the New World: Poems 1976-2014” (Ecco, 2015). Graham will be introduced by NYU Creative Writing Program director Deborah Landau.

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    ZYZZYVA Presents

    Will Boast, Edie Meidav, and Laura Esther Wolfson

    Will Boast is the author of the short story collection “Power Ballads,” winner of the 2011 Iowa Short Fiction Award, and most recently “Epilogue,” a memoir. Edie Meidav is most recently the author of “Lola, California.” Laura Esther Wolfson's writing has appeared in Bellingham Review, Gettysburg Review, The Rumpus, The Sun and elsewhere, and has been repeatedly listed as notable in Best American Essays. This event is hosted by editors Laura Cogan and Oscar Villalon and co-sponsored with “ZYZZYVA.” (Pictured: Will Boast)

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    Fiction Reading

    Nathan Englander and Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence Chris Normandin

    Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" (Knopf, 2012) and "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges" (Vintage, 2000), as well as the novel "The Ministry of Special Cases" (Vintage, 2008). He was the 2012 recipient of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. He is a Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence at the NYU Creative Writing Program. Founded in 2014, the Axinn Foundation Fellowship is awarded each year to a graduating student of exceptional promise. NOTE: Nathan Englander will read instead of E. L. Doctorow, who was originally scheduled for this event.

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    Independent Poetry Press Showcase

    Cynthia Cruz, Eugenia Leigh, Michael Morse, and Christina Pugh

    Featuring readings from new works, this event is hosted by Four Way Books editor Martha Rhodes and co-sponsored with Canarium, Four Way, and TriQuarterly Books. (Pictured: Martha Rhodes)

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    Fiction Reading

    Jeffery Renard Allen and Marie-Helene Bertino

    “Song of the Shank” (Graywolf, 2014) is the acclaimed new novel by Jeffery Renard Allen. Marie-Helene Bertino’s novel “2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas” (Crown, 2014) was selected as one of NPR’s 2014 Great Reads.

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    Akashic Books Presents

    Nelson George, Bernice L. McFadden, and Arthur Nersesian

    Nelson George has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is most recently the author of “The Lost Treasures of R&B," the third novel in his D Hunter Mystery Series. Bernice L. McFadden is the author of nine novels, including "Gathering of Waters" (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012) and the recently reissued "Loving Donovan." Arthur Nersesian’s debut novel, the Lower East Side cult classic "The Fuck-Up," was also the first title published by Brooklyn-based independent publishing company Akashic Books, which has since published seven of his novels. This event is hosted by editor Aaron Petrovich and co-sponsored with Akashic Books. (Pictured: Bernice L. McFadden)

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    Cave Canem Presents: New Works

    Antoinette Brim, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Gregory Pardlo, with Special Guest Patricia Smith

    Featuring Patricia Smith, a four-time winner of the National Poetry Slam; her latest collection, “Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah,” appeared in 2013 from Coffee House Press. This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation, a home for the many voices of African American poetry. (Pictured: Patricia Smith)

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Megan Mayhew Bergman and Emily St. John Mandel (with Darin Strauss)

    Megan Mayhew Bergman’s story collection “Almost Famous Women” is new from Scribner (January, 2015). Emily St. John Mandel’s latest book is “Station Eleven: A Novel” (Knopf, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss. (Pictured: Emily St. John Mandel)

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Charles Baxter (with Darin Strauss)

    Charles Baxter’s newest book is “There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories” (Pantheon, February 2015). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

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    CantoMundo Poetry Reading

    David Tomas Martinez and Rosebud Ben-Oni

    Carmen Gimenéz-Smith’s books include “Milk and Filth” (University of Arizona Press, 2013). David Tomas Martinez’s collection “Hustle” appeared from Sarabande Books in 2014. This event is hosted by Javier Zamora and co-sponsored with CantoMundo, an organization dedicated to supporting Latina/o poets.

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    Poetry Reading

    Tarfia Faizullah, Vievee Francis, and Tomas Q. Morin

    Kundiman fellow Tarfia Faizullah’s book “Seam” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014) was the winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Open Series in Poetry First Book Award. Vievee Francis, associate editor of Callaloo, is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently “Horse in the Dark,” winner of the Cave Canem/Northwestern University Prize (Northwestern University, 2012). Tomas Q. Morin’s first book “A Larger Country” won the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. His translation of Pablo Neruda’s “The Heights of Macchu Picchu” is out now from Copper Canyon Press. (Pictured: Tarfia Faizullah)

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Ron Padgett (with Alice Quinn)

    Ron Padgett is the the author of over 20 collections of poetry, most recently “Collected Poems” (Coffee House, 2013), winner of the 2013 William Carlos Williams Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. This event is hosted by Alice Quinn and co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Poetry and Fiction Reading

    Rae Armantrout and Lydia Davis

    Pulitzer Prize winner Rae Armantrout’s newest collection of poems is “Itself” (Wesleyan, February 2015). “Can’t and Won’t: Stories,” the most recent collection by Man Booker International Prize winner Lydia Davis, was published by FSG in 2014. (Pictured: Lydia Davis)

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    Washington Square Launch Reading

    Graham Foust, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Charles McLeod

    A reading by contributors to “Washington Square,” the NYU Creative Writing Program’s literary journal. (Pictured: Wayne Koestenbaum)

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Scott Cheshire (with Colum McCann)

    Scott Cheshire is the author of the debut novel “High as the Horses’ Bridles” (Henry Holt, 2014). This event is hosted by National Book Award winner Colum McCann.

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    Poetry Reading

    Erin Belieu, Jill Bialosky, and Cate Marvin

    Erin Belieu’s most recent poetry collection “Slant Six” was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2014. Jill Bialosky’s newest collection of poems, “The Players,” is due out this February (Knopf, 2015). Cate Marvin’s third book of poems, “Oracle,” is forthcoming from W.W Norton. (Pictured: Erin Belieu)

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    Poetry Reading

    Charles Simic

    NYU Creative Writing Program Distinguished Poet-In-Residence and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Simic is most recently the author of “New and Selected Poems: 1962-2012” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). Simic will be introduced by NYU Creative Writing Program director Deborah Landau.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Michael Cunningham (with Darin Strauss)

    Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham's latest novel is “The Snow Queen” (FSG, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

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    West 10th Launch Reading

    Cathy Park Hong, Guest Author

    Readings by guest author Cathy Park Hong and student contributors to West 10th, the NYU Creative Writing Program’s undergraduate literary journal.

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    Poetry Reading

    Mark Doty and Richard Siken

    NYU Creative Writing faculty member and National Book Award winner Mark Doty's new collection is “Deep Lane" (W.W. Norton, April 2015). Richard Siken’s first book “Crush” (Yale University Press, 2005), was the winner of the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. His second book is “War of the Foxes” (Copper Canyon Press, April 2015). (Pictured: Mark Doty)

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    NYU Veterans Writing Workshop Reading

    Brian Castner, Guest Author

    Readings by participants of the Veterans Writing Workshop, which offers free classes to recent veterans, led by fellows from the NYU Creative Writing Program.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Dorothea Lasky (with Deborah Landau)

    Dorothea Lasky is the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently “Rome” (Liveright/W.W Norton, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program director Deborah Landau, and is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Yona Harvey and Afaa Weaver (with Charif Shanahan)

    For her debut collection, “Hemming the Water,” (Four Way, 2014) Yona Harvey was awarded the 2014 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Afaa Weaver’s most recent collection of poems is “City of Eternal Spring” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014). He is the recipient of the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. This event is hosted by Charif Shanahan and co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America and the PEN World Voices Festival.