Monthly Archives: November 2009

James Hoch and Patricia Smith Snippets

Miscreants by James Hoch From the poem The Court of Forgetting    “The awkward-gaited, the under-ripe, jacked-up over-jerseyed teenage boys spill onto the court, a slab of desert beaten in the yard of this way station at the edge of … Continue reading

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Writers at Newark Reading this Tuesday

This upcoming Tuesday, December 1st, we will be having the last “Writers at Newark” reading of the semester.  This will be a particularly warm reading with two writers that are great friends to the Rutgers-Newark community, James Hoch and Patricia … Continue reading

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The Color Purple and Tayari Jones

If you want to join an open to the public discussion on “The Color Purple,” please head down to the Newark Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, from 6-9 p.m.  Tayari Jones will lead the discussion, and there will be … Continue reading

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New issue of Asian Cha out

The new edition of the Hong Kong based literary magazine, Asian Cha, is out today.  It’s a great little online publication and I have a book review in it, so check it out.  Also, Time Out Hong Kong did a … Continue reading

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KGB Reading tomorrow (Saturday)

Please come out to see 3, possibly four students from our program read their work at KGB Bar on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.  Zahra Darby, Jean Sung and I will be reading our poetry and prose, and there … Continue reading

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Quick Redux…

So, according from twitterfeeds from the National Book awards and our own prof, Tayari Jones, Colum McCann won for Fiction. McCann is a great reader (I heard him once), but I’m happy that we have Jayne Anne.  For more coverage … Continue reading

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Tonight the National Book Award Winner will be announced …

I am encouraging you all to send some psychic love to encourage the judges to choose JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS, for her beautifully crafted LARK AND TERMITE.  I hope she gets the award, but it will only be a validation of … Continue reading

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