Archive May 2012

Andrei Guruianu and Archetypes in the Unconscious

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Posted 5.31.12 by RW Blogger

In May, P&W-supported poet Andrei Guruianu, author of Postmodern Dogma and several other books, taught a workshop sponsored by the Center for Gender, Art and Culture in Binghamton, New York. Participants Lois Westgate and Kit Hartman blog about the experience.

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Ama Codjoe Is Alone in the Woods

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Posted 5.28.12 by RW Blogger

Social justice activist and Cave Canem fellow Ama Codjoe blogs about writing in form and five days in the woods.

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Sacramento Conference Puts the Life in Life Stories

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Posted 5.24.12 by RW Blogger

The fifth annual Our Life Stories Writers’ Conference took place April 28 at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. This one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Ethel Hart Senior Center and Cosumnes River College, and supported by P&W, is designed for seniors and others interested in documenting their life stories. Project directors Alicia Black and Bubbles Miguel describe the event.

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Ama Codjoe's Introduction to Formalism

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Posted 5.21.12 by RW Blogger

Social justice activist and Cave Canem fellow Ama Codjoe blogs about participating in a P&W–supported Cave Canem regional workshop with formalist poet Marilyn Nelson in 2009. 

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Michelle Tea’s Queer Space with Homemade Cookies

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Posted 5.18.12 by RW Blogger

Poet and writer Michelle Tea has been both a P&W–supported writer and presenter of literary events. Her many books include a poetry collection, novels, and memoirs. Tea's novel, Valencia, won the 2000 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction. Tea founded the literary nonprofit RADAR Productions and co-founded the spoken word tour Sister Spit. We asked her a few questions about her experience as a writer and reading series curator.

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Ama Codjoe Teaching Artistry

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Posted 5.14.12 by RW Blogger

Social justice activist and Cave Canem fellow Ama Codjoe blogs about her work as a teaching artist with the P&W-supported Girls Educational Mentoring Services (G.E.M.S.),

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Writing Workshops at the Marillac Family Shelter in Albany

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Posted 5.11.12 by RW Blogger

Marea Gordett, owner of Big Mind Learning, an educational firm serving students in the Capital region of New York, and author of the poetry book, Freeze Tag, published by Wesleyan University Press, blogs about her P&W–supported writing workshops at the Marillac Family Shelter in Albany.

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Ama Codjoe: In the Life

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Posted 5.7.12 by RW Blogger

For the month of May, social justice activist and Pushcart-nominated poet Ama Codjoe blogs about the P&W–supported workshop series she facilitates at Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (G.E.M.S.), an organization that provides opportunites for girls and young women who have been sexually exploited, and about participating in a P&Wsupported Cave Canem regional workshop in 2009.

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Big State, Small Presses: the Houston Indie Book Festival

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Posted 5.2.12 by RW Blogger

Gulf Coast literary journal recently presented three P&W–sponsored writers, Laurie Clements Lambeth, Justin Sirois, and Andrew Porter, at the Houston Indie Book Festival. Festival co-organizer Ryan Call describes the event.

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