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Jade Foster Hits the Ground Running

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Posted 4.19.13 by RW Blogger

Jade Foster is the founder of the salon styled poetry tour THE REVIVAL, which has connected over two thousand women across the United States and abroad. The third annual tour in 2012, funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign and supported in part by P&W, featured a troupe of queer women artists in D.C., Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, and Durham. Foster continues to use poetry as a tool in redefining American arts. To stay informed visit Cereus Arts.

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Barbara Crooker on the Poetry Reading That Nearly Wasn’t

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Posted 4.17.13 by RW Blogger

Barbara Crooker’s books of poetry are Radiance, winner of the Word Press First Book Award and finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance, winner of the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; and More.

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Joseph O. Legaspi on Kundiman's Ten Year Anniversary

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Posted 4.15.13 by RW Blogger

Poet Joseph O. Legaspi cofounded P&W–supported Kundiman, a nonprofit organization that serves Asian American poetry. He blogs about Kundiman's beginnings and this year's ten-year anniversary celebrations.

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Joseph O. Legaspi on the Kundiman & Verlaine Reading Series

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Posted 4.8.13 by RW Blogger

Poet Joseph O. Legaspi cofounded Kundiman, a nonprofit organization that serves Asian American poets. He blogs about curating P&W–supported Kundiman & Verlaine, a New York City–based reading series that has been running for ten years.

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Regie Cabico on Dirty Rice, Sparkle, and the Mile End Poets Festival

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Posted 4.1.13 by RW Blogger

P&W-funded Regie Cabico blogs about his latest readings and workshops. He is the coeditor, with poet and novelist Brittany Fonte, of the recently published anthology of queer poetry and spoken word, Flicker and Spark (Lowbrow Press).

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Terrance Hayes Is a Camera

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Posted 3.28.13 by RW Blogger

In March, P&W-supported poet Terrance Hayes read with Red Hen Press at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, California. P&W staff member Cheryl Klein writes about the evening.

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Regie Cabico’s Literary Odyssey and It’s Not Even April’s National Poetry Month

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Posted 3.25.13 by RW Blogger

P&W-funded Regie Cabico blogs about a whirlwind week of readings and workshops. He is the coeditor, with poet and novelist Brittany Fonte, of the recently published anthology of queer poetry and spoken word, Flicker and Spark (Lowbrow Press). His own work has appeared in over thirty anthologies, including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution, and Chorus & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.

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What Every Writer Should Know: Laura Joyce Davis on the California Writers Exchange

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Posted 3.19.13 by RW Blogger

Recently, Poets & Writers awarded one poet and one fiction writer with a trip to New York to meet with editors, agents, and other literary professionals as part of the California Writers Exchange contest. The winning fiction writer, Laura Joyce Davis of Oakland, blogs about her experience.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Be Rejected: Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo on the California Writers Exchange

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Posted 3.18.13 by RW Blogger

Recently, Poets & Writers awarded one poet and one fiction writer with a trip to New York to meet with editors, agents, and other literary professionals as part of the California Writers Exchange contest. The winning poet, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo of Los Angeles, blogs about her experience from NYC. (Stay tuned for another post from winning fiction writer Laura Joyce Davis as well!)

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Regie Cabico’s Visualizing the Caged Bird Out Loud

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Posted 3.18.13 by RW Blogger

P&W-funded Regie Cabico is the coeditor, with poet and novelist Brittany Fonte, of the recently published anthology of queer poetry and spoken word, Flicker and Spark (Lowbrow Press). His own work has appeared in over thirty anthologies, including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution, and Chorus & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.

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