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Kazim Ali read at Austin Peay State University with Brett Eugene Ralph on September 23rd; at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens with Michael Dumanis, Ilya Kaminsky, Erika Meitner, and Phil Metres on October 3rd; at the University of Michigan on October 7th; at Park University on October 20th; and at West Village, Manhattan on October 29th. He will be reading at the University of Wyoming on November 12th and 13th; in Seattle, Washington with Sarah Vap on November 18th; at the Newport Visual Arts Center with novelist Naseem Rakha on November 20th; at St. Johns Booksellers in Portland, Orgeon on November 21st; and at the New School in NYC with Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon on November 30th. Robin Becker visited the following Penn State campuses as the 2010-11 Penn State Laureate: Western Campuses, including Beaver, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, and Fayette (September 28-October 1); Eastern Campuses, including Brandywine, Abington, Berks, and Lehigh Valley (October 2529); and Southeastern Campuses, including York, Harrisburg, Hershey Medical School, and Mont Alto (November 8-12). At each, she attended a writing or literature class, gave a poetry reading, and met with alumni. She will read at the Penn State Forum on January 14, 2011, and also in the Mary Rolling Series on April 30th; both take place at University Park in Pennsylvania. Her weekly video series, The Poet’s Perspective, will air on Penn State Live beginning in August 2010, and will run through May 2011. She received the 2010 Shestack Award from American Poetry Review for ten poems published the previous year. Cindy Cruz will be the Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton University from fall 2010fall 2011. She was a featured reader at The New Yorker Festival on October 3; she read at Princeton University on October 6th; and read in Sante Fe, New Mexico on October 14th. She will be reading with Tyehimba Jess on November 16th as part of the reading series at Rutgers Newark Master of Fine Arts Program. Deborah DeNicola was a finalist in Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Poetry Contest, and she will have two poems in their forthcoming issue. Recent poetry has appeared in Melusine Online, Umbrella Online, Lunarosity, New Millenium Journal, and Tiferet. Deborah’s award winning analytical essay, on a poem from Paul Hoover and published in Packingtown Review, is available on her site. Her website for editing and Dream Image Work is www.intuitivegateways.com. Her new book, Original Human, is forthcoming in December from WordTech Communications. The Future That Brought Her Here: Memoir of a Call to Awaken came out from Nicholas Hays Inc/Ibis Press in September, 2009, and hit #1 on Amazon in the category of Psychology and Social Science. Joanna Fuhrman has poems in the current issues of Ping Pong, The Brooklyn Rail, and Quarterly West, as well as online at trickhouse.org and paperbagazine. com. She will read on November 14th at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. Her poem “Stagflation” (from Pageant, AJB, 2009) won a Pushcart Prize, and will be included in a 2011 Pushcart anthology. She will read on March 25, 2011, at the Plan II 75th anniversary reading at the University of Texas. Henrietta Goodman’s poem, “Hungry Moon,” is forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review. Marie Harris’s The Girls Who Heard Colors a picture book, is forthcoming in 2011 or 2012 (Penguin). Lesle Lewis recently had or will have poems in Congeries, Ying Yang, Notnostrums, Talking River, and Tygerburning. She recently read at New England College. Alessandra Lynch’s work is forthcoming from Ploughshares. Recent poems were published in 5 A.M. and Greensboro Review. Her poem “Carousel” (from It Was a Terrible

Cloud at Twilight) will be included in the anthology, New Hungers from Old: One-hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry (Star Cloud Press, forthcoming, 2011). She presented a poetry craft session at the 2010 Indiana Gathering of Writers in October. Alice Mattison’s short memoir, “Three Bartlett Pears,” appeared in the Summer issue of The Threepenny Review. Her literary essay, “What Killed The Queen? And Other Uncertainties that Keep a Reader Reading,” is forthcoming from The Writer’s Chronicle. Shara McCallum’s This Strange Land is forthcoming in April 2011 from AJB. She has a panel presentation and reading scheduled for the Americas Society Conference on November 17th and 18th, as part of their Symposium on Bob Marley. She will read on November 20th at The Forum Poetry Festival in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. She will also be at AWP in February, 2011, where she may take part in a panel discussion. Laura McCullough’s Speech Acts was published in September (Black Lawrence Press). In the spring of 2010, her chapbook, which placed second for the Flip Kelly Award, was published (Amsterdam Press). Her essay, “The Chapbooks of Tony Hoagland,” alongside her interview with the author, will appear in New South this fall. Her interview with novelist Andre Dubus III appear ed in The Writer’s Chronicle. Her review of Tony Hoagland’s new book appeared in The American Poetry Review. She is editing an anthology of essays by contemporary writers on the work of Stephen Dunn. Laura read in The Dodge Poetry Festival, and she will teach a poetry workshop at the Peter Murphy Winter Poetry and Prose Conference in Cape May, New Jersey, on Martin Luther King weekend. Jane Mead’s new poems are in Poetry, Passages North, Inscriptions of the Seizure State, and Margie. Mihaela Moscaliuc will visit classes in St. Thomas, US Virigin Islands, and will read at The Forum Poetry Festival, which runs November 18-21, 2010. She will also read on February 8, 2011, at the Stadler Center, Bucknell University. Idra Novey has poems forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, AGNI, and in the anthology Love Rise Up. She also has two books of translations forthcoming—a volume of poems by the Brazilian writer Manoel de Barros, Birds for a Demolition, and a novel by the Argentine writer Emilio Lascano Tegui, On Elegance While Sleeping. She was on The Leonard Lopate Show on NPR; she read on July 15th for the Academy of American Poets Poetry on the Rooftops Series; and on October 4th for the Words Works Reading series in Washington, DC. In April 2011 she will participate in the Princeton Poetry Festival, organized by Paul Muldoon. Lia Purpura’s poem, “Net,” is in the May 5, 2010 issue of The New Republic. A collection of essays is forthcoming (Sarabande Books, 2012). Her essay, “Verb,” was featured online in October in The New York Times Magazine’s “On Language” column. She won a Pushcart Prize for her essay in Orion, “On Coming Back as a Buzzard.” She will read and will host a panel at the Nonfiction Now Conference in Iowa City in November. In January she will be the Writer in Residence at The Santa Catalina School in California. On April 5, 2011, she will read at Austin Peay University. Donald Revell has just completed a new translation of Jules Laforgue’s Derniers Vers, to be published by Omnidawn. His own most recent poems have appeared in The Harvard Advocate, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and The Nation. On March 2nd and 3rd, 2011, he will speak and read at the University of Richmond, in a program entitled “Faith and Pilgrimage.”


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Willa Schneberg’s work will appear in the forthcoming anthology, “Knocking at the Door: Approaching the Other.” She facilitated a workshop in October at the Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference in Edmonds, Washington. Adrienne Su’s poems are forthcoming in Northwest Review and Asian American Literary Review. Chad Sweeney read as a part of the Wellspring Literary Series in Michigan on October 11th; at the Kalamazoo Public Library, also in Michigan, on October 14th; at Brookdale College in New Jersey on October 20th (bilingual reading) and 21st (subtropics magazine reading) at the ALTA conference in Philadelphia; and at Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia, on October 22nd. Chad will be reading at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, California on November 4th; at Sacramento State University in California on November 5th; at the Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, California on November 7th, at the Fire Café in Michigan on November 18th; and at Kalamazoo College on January 20th. Cole Swensen recently collaborated with the visual artist Thomas Nozkowski, Yale Gallery of Art, to produce Flare (fall, 2009). Upcoming projects: Greensward (Ugly Duckling Press, 2010) and Noise That Stays Noise, a collection of essays (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming, 2011). Ellen Doré Watson received a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony and the Zoland Poetry Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center (July and August 2010, respectively). Her poems have recently appeared in American Poetry Review and Green Mountains Review. Her fourth full-length book, Dogged Hearts was published with an accompanying audio book in September (Tupelo Press). This fall, she has given readings at Smith College, the Concord Poetry Center, and Suffolk University, and in January she will read during the MFA residency at Drew University, where she teaches poetry and translation.

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Coming spring 2011 lie down too Lesle Lewis

Available in April

This Strange Land Shara McCallum Available in April

Heart First into the Forest Stacy Gnall

Available in May

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Cindy Cruz will be the Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton University from fall 2010- fall 2011. She was a featured reader at e New Yorker...

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