Monthly Archives: October 2010

Review of Student Reading by Nicole Homer and Justin Mayer

MFA writers rocked the Coffee Cave Tuesday evening with a reading by first and second year students, Nicole Homer and Justin Mayer. Armin Tolentino introduced first year poet Nicole who is also a performance artist. Poised and at ease, she … Continue reading

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Lessons from Playwriting

Nancy Toomey, fellow fiction mfa student, and I are taking Principles of Playwriting at NJIT, with six undergraduates whose majors range from directing to management information systems. Playwriting is a very particular craft, broken down into its component parts by … Continue reading

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Jayne Anne Phillips to Judge The Story Prize 2010

The Story Prize announced this week that Jayne Anne Phillips, Marie du Vaure, and John Freeman will judges for 2010! More about the judges and prize here. This prestigious award will be announced on March 2nd at The New School in … Continue reading

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Chris Caruso Published in ILR

R-N poet and my co-blogger, Chris Caruso, has a poem in the 5th Anniversary issue of the Istanbul Literary Review. You can read his beautifully titled,”By the Ocean, a House Covered in Snow” here.

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Nick Ripatrazone “Recovers” Irene McKinney for Octopus Magazine

R-N MFA student Nick Ripatrazone published an essay about Irene McKinney’s  The Girl with the Stone in Her Lap as part of Octopus Magazine’s “recovery project”, which features older or out or print poetry collections. His thoughtful discussion of the … Continue reading

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30 Below

Narrative Magazine is holding a contest for writers (and various kinds of visual artists) below 30. There’s a 15,000 word limit so for anyone who finds all those 7,000 word cut-offs a bit miserly, this is for you. Details for … Continue reading

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Check out Newark–Dodge Poetry Festival

Any mention of Newark in the New York Times catches my eye. Wednesday an article about the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival touted Newark’s burgeoning cultural scene, “evidenced by established cultural institutions like Newark Symphony Hall and the Newark Museum, … Continue reading

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