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Jamaal May on Giving a Not Terrible Reading

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Posted 9.9.13 by RW Blogger

P&W-funded Jamaal May is a poet from Detroit, MI, where he taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer and touring performer. His poetry won the 2013 Indiana Review Prize and appears in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Believer. Jamaal has earned an MFA from Warren Wilson and fellowships from Cave Canem and Bucknell University.

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Atlanta Residents Show Southern Hospitality to Harlem Poet Laureate George Edward Tait

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Posted 9.6.13 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported poet, speaker, teacher, and performer George Edward Tait is the author of At Arms and The Baker's Dozen: Selected Dance Poems by George Edward Tait, among other works. In July he gave a reading and workshop at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library. Linda Jordan, Manager of General Collections and Ivan Allen Jr.

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Bushra Rehman's Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Autobiographical Fiction Part II

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Posted 9.2.13 by RW Blogger

In August, Bushra Rehman celebrated the launch of her first novel Corona (Sibling Rivalry Press). Corona was featured in Poets & Writers Best Debut Fiction issue.

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The Wisdom People of Hannah Menkin’s Poetry Workshop

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Posted 8.30.13 by RW Blogger

Readings/Workshops (West) associate director Jamie FitzGerald reports on a visit to the P&W–supported EngAGE senior writing workshop, taught by Hannah R. Menkin. Menkin is an educator, poet, and visual artist, who uses an integrative approach to help adults, older adults, and veterans discover their own voice through oral history, memoir, storytelling, and the creative/expressive arts.

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Bushra Rehman on Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Autobiographical Fiction

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Posted 8.26.13 by RW Blogger

In August, Bushra Rehman celebrated the launch of her first novel Corona (Sibling Rivalry Press). Corona was featured in Poets & Writers Best Debut Fiction issue.

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Bushra Rehman on a Book and a Baby

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Posted 8.19.13 by RW Blogger

In August 2013, P&W-funded writer Bushra Rehman released--eleven weeks after the birth of her daughter--Corona (Sibling Rivalry Press), a dark comedy about being South Asian in the United States.

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The Write Treatment: Emily Rubin’s Workshops for People Affected by Cancer

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Posted 8.2.13 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported writer Emily Rubin, author of Stalina and winner of the Sarah Verdone Writers Award, was recently profiled in Women You Should Know. She leads workshops for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City (see video here).

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Michael Medrano Packs Poetry and Spontaneity into the Pakatelas Radio Show

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Posted 7.31.13 by RW Blogger

P&W–supported poet Michael Medrano will blog about the literary climate in California's underserved Central Valley throughout the month of July. Medrano is the author of Born in the Cavity of Sunsets (Bilingual Press 2009). His poems have appeared in Askew; Bombay Gin; The Cortland Review; The Packinghouse Review; Rattle; and The Yellow Medicine Review among other publications.

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