Archive June 2012

Aquarius Press/Willow Books at the Virgil Carr Cultural Center in Detroit

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Posted 6.29.12 by RW Blogger

For the month of July, P&W–supported poet and director of literary events, Randall Horton, blogs about his work with various organizations and events throughout the northeast. Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, and the National Endowment  of the Arts Fellowship in Literature.

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Tim Z. Hernandez on the Teenage Poet Laureate of Stockton

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Posted 6.28.12 by RW Blogger

Poet and fiction writer Tim Z. Hernandez blogs about two workshops he led on May 2 at libraries in Stockton, California, as part of a Rural Library Tour partnership between Poets & Writers and the California Center for the Book.
 

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Canon Busting in Prison

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Posted 6.18.12 by RW Blogger

Cara Benson, author of poetry book (made)and the forthcoming "Funny. Considering how heated it was," and receipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, blogs about teaching poetry at the Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility.

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Carole "Imani" Parker's Former Student "Donald"

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Posted 6.17.12 by RW Blogger

Poet and educator Carole "Imani" Parker blogs about her former student "Donald" at the P&W–supported Jobs for Youth Apprenticeship Program (JFYAP) at Medgar Evers College, a job readiness program she once directed.

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Inky Improv: Houston’s Fresh Arts Brings Artists and Writers Together

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Posted 6.11.12 by RW Blogger

K.C. Scharnberg, program director of Fresh Arts, a multidisciplinary arts service organization in Houston, Texas, shares her thoughts on its P&W–supported Inky Improv event and the Houston literary scene.

What makes your organization unique?
Fresh Arts hosts professional development and networking events for artists in all fields and at all skill levels. We strive to support the professional growth of Houston’s art community and help make the starving artist a cliché of the past.
 

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Carole "Imani" Parker Readies Students

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Posted 6.11.12 by RW Blogger

Poet, educator, and inspirational speaker Carole "Imani" Parker blogs about her former students at the P&W–supported Jobs for Youth Apprenticeship Program (JFYAP) at Medgar Evers College, a job readiness program she once directed.

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The @ Noon Reading Series at Wayne State University

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Posted 6.8.12 by RW Blogger

Poet and English professor Caroline Maun blogs about P&W–sponsored The @ Noon Reading Series, held at Wayne State University in Detriot. Maun's poetry collections include The Sleeping, and Cures and Poisons. She is also the editor of The Collected Poetry of Evelyn Scott

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Carole "Imani" Parker and Jobs for Youth Apprenticeship Program

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Posted 6.4.12 by RW Blogger

For the month of June, poet, educator, and inspirational speaker Carole "Imani" Parker blogs about her work with the P&W–supported Jobs for Youth Apprenticeship Program (JFYAP) at Medgar Evers College, a job readiness program she once directed.

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