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HELP LIV GET TO NATIONAL POETRY SLAM 2017

MFA alum, Liv Mammone is trying to slam it. Earlier this month, Liv had the honor to win a spot on Union Square Slam’s 2017 National Poetry Slam team, making her the FIRST visibly disabled person to be on a New York national team IN THE HISTORY OF SLAM!  But, now she has to get […]

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Camp Lawless – 2017

Don’t want to get rusty over the summer?  Spend the off-season writing poetry at Camp Lawless! Run by the poet Amy Lawless, this weekly Bowery Poetry Club course will take on the flavor and freedom of summer.  Workshops will be held around nontraditional forms and exercises meant to help you generate a poem a week, […]

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7th Annual NYC Poetry Festival

Friends, Romans, Country(wo)men, It’s that time of year when the New York City Poetry Festival starts to really kick into gear.  As you probably know by now, this essential festival brings together thousands of poetry fans from around the tri-state area to see emerging and established poets, including this year’s headliners Aja Monet, Sapphire, Deborah […]

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Breaking Down the Kryptonite Wall: Rebooting the Image of Immigrants of Color

MFA alum Stephen Acevedo has an article about scifi, comics, and immigrants up on Comicsverse.  Check it out: https://comicsverse.com/breaking-kryptonite-walls/

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The Ashes – Kimiko Hahn

QC’s own Kimiko Hahn published this awesome poem in the March issue of Poetry–yes, that Poetry: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/detail/92385#.WNFb4VQJY0E.facebook

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The Studios at MASS MoCA : A Residency/Workshop for Writers

The Studios at MASS MoCA, a residency/workshop for writers, with Jeffrey Levine, Jim Schley, Lawrence Raab, and Carol Ann Davis of Tupelo Press April 21 – April 27, 2017 Registration: $1,500 Three $400 scholarships are available An extraordinary week of writing and learning in an extraordinary place — tuition includes your own studio with 24/7 […]

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The Language of Clothes – Nicole Cooley

QC’s own Nicole Cooley has an essay in the winter issue of The Southern Review, called “The Language of Clothes” about her grandmother and hand-me-downs.  TSR is a print journal, but you can check out info on this latest issue, including how to buy a copy, here: http://thesouthernreview.org/issues/detail/Winter-2017/238/

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We Shall Overcome: Sylvia Beato

MFA student Sylvia Beato has an interview up on Les Femmes Folles, a journal for the support of women in the arts.  Check it out: http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/158109087157/we-shall-overcome-sm-beato-writer

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The Shawshank Redemption Redemption by Jonathan Kravetz

MFA alum Jonathan Kravetz has an essay up on Drunk Monkeys (possibly) about insomnia and the movie The Shawshank Redemption.  Check it out: http://www.drunkmonkeys.us/2017-posts/2017/1/28/film-the-shawshank-redemption-redemption-jonathan-kravetz

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Alternative New Year’s Day – Videos!

By now, the Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza has come and gone, but video lasts forever!  We had several of our MFA alumni and students read in this year’s festivities at the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, but we have the pleasure of telling you all that two of our alumni, John Rice and Claire […]

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