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April Naoko Heck Finds Poetry Next to the Microwave

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Posted 11.29.12 by RW Blogger

In October, P&W-supported poet April Naoko Heck participated in a group reading at the University of Maryland’s Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House in College Park, Maryland, to celebrate the unique residential program’s tenth anniversary. She blogs about her experience.

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What the Bleep's the Difference? Thomas Lux on His Page Meets Stage Poetry Reading

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Posted 11.26.12 by RW Blogger

Thomas Lux blogs about his P&W-funded reading with Jon Sands for Page Meets Stage, a reading series in New York City. Lux is Bourne Professor of Poetry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has two new books out this fall—the poetry collection Child Made of Sand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and his nonfiction debut From the Southland (Marick Press).

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Thomas Lux's Reading at the Marc Straus Gallery

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Posted 11.19.12 by RW Blogger

Thomas Lux blogs about his P&W-funded reading at Marc Straus, an art gallery in New York City. Lux is Bourne Professor of Poetry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has two new books out this fall—the poetry collection Child Made of Sand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and his nonfiction debut From the Southland (Marick Press).

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Mark Yakich on the Problem with Raisins and Other Poetic Conundrums

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Posted 11.16.12 by RW Blogger

Mark Yakich's first collection, Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (Penguin, 2004), was a winner of the National Poetry Series. His most recent collection is The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin, 2008). Yakich teaches at Loyola University and is editor of New Orleans Review. Poets & Writers has supported readings he’s given in both New Orleans and New York State.

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Eric Magrane Surveys his Audience on Poetry, Science, and the Nonhuman

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Posted 11.1.12 by RW Blogger

Poet and cultural geographer Eric Magrane writes about his recent P&W-supported reading in Tucson for the POG: Poetry in Action reading series. POG also announced the Tumamoc Hill Writing project at this event, which will gather Tucson writers to explore Tumamoc Hill, a long term ecological research site and a natural and cultural treasure in the heart of Tucson.

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Tim Toaster Henderson and the Art of the Slam

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Posted 10.26.12 by RW Blogger

In September P&W-supported poet Tim Toaster Henderson was the featured performer at Coast Slam in Fort Bragg, California. First-time slam judge Gene Lock blogs about the event (with a little help by series director Christina Perez).

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Sehba Sarwar on Finding Silence in a Noisy World

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Posted 10.22.12 by RW Blogger

Sehba Sarwar blogs about her role as founding and artistic director of P&W-supported Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB), a Houston-based alternative arts organization.

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Dorothy Randall Gray, In Her Glory

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Posted 10.19.12 by RW Blogger

Dorothy Randall Gray is a certified life coach and best-selling author of Soul Between The Lines: Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing (Avon/HarperCollins). In addition to six books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, periodicals, and theater productions.

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Sehba Sarwar's Voices of the Displaced

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Posted 10.15.12 by RW Blogger

October writer-in-residence Sehba Sarwar blogs about Voices of the Displaced, a workshop led by P&W-supported Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB).

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Gowri Koneswaran on Celebrating South Asian Culture Through Poetry

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Posted 10.12.12 by RW Blogger

P&W-sponsored poet Gowri Koneswaran is also a singer and lawyer whose parents immigrated to the United States from Sri Lanka. Her advocacy has addressed animal welfare, the environment, and the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused.

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