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Notes from Paradise, Notes from Hell: Rajiv Mohabir Reviews Caribbean-American Poetry

MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir has a review up in Waxwing Mag, covering not one, not two, but three books of poetry! Check it out! http://waxwingmag.org/items/issue11/64_Mohabir-Notes-from-Paradise-Notes-from-Hell.php Save

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Rajiv Mohabir has been Micro-Reviewed

By now, you’ve probably heard about our alum Rajiv Mohabir‘s, success in the publishing of his first collection of poetry, The Taxidermist’s Cut with Four Way Books.  Now you can read about in in micro form–care of Kenyon Review’s micro reviews: http://www.kenyonreview.org/kr-online-issue/2016-spring/selections/may-micro-reviews/ Fantastic!

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The Rajiv Mohabir Taxidermy Tour!

Miss Rajiv?  Or, maybe you don’t know him but want to hear some work from an incredible emerging poet?  Well, you should hop on the New York City leg of Rajiv’s Taxidermy Tour!  (*Price of birds and twine not included.)  He’ll be in the city from March 15th to March 21st to promote his prize […]

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Neech by Rajiv Mohabir

MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir has a new piece up–a nonfiction essay about visiting his grandmother’s village in Uttar Pradesh and having to balance all sorts of identities while being there.  You can check it out right now on Kweli Journal: http://www.kwelijournal.org/prose/2015/12/18/neech-by-rajiv-mohabir

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An Interview With Rajiv Mohabir

On the occasion of his receiving not one, but two major poetry book prizes, as well as a PEN/Heim Translation Grant, our winning alum, Rajiv Mohabir, was interviewed by our Program Assistant, John Rice. What follows is a conversation about perseverance, learning, and the craft of writing.  (Also there are gifs.) Note: Rather than repeating […]

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Mucho Moko

MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir has 5 poems in Moko, “a non-profit journal that publishes fiction, poetry, visual arts, and non-fiction essays that reflect a Caribbean heritage or experience.”  (Very cool!) Check ’em out: http://mokomagazine.org/wordpress/poems-by-rajiv-mohabir/

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Da na na na na na na na na na na na na–Ghostbird!

Sunday, June 28th @ 5-7PM Fatty’s Cafe 45-17 28th Avenue Astoria, NY 11103 Don’t forget, the first flight of Ghostbird Press is this Sunday at Fatty’s Cafe.  You can read all about it, in my previous post. See you hep cats there!

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Launch of the Ghostbird

Sunday, June 28th @ 5-7PM Fatty’s Cafe 45-17 28th Avenue Astoria, NY 11103 Now hear this!  MFA alum Peter Vanderberg started a independent press just last year called Ghostbird, which pairs literature with fantastic artwork.  Now, just a few months later, he’s launching his first titles! And it just so happens his first two poetry […]

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Rajiv Mohabir Wins A 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Grant

Don’t you go thinking that Rajiv is stopping with poetry books, MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir has also just won a PEN/Heim Translation Grant, to continue his translation of Lalbihari Sharma’s Holi Songs of Demerara. You’re too cool, Rajiv!  Check out the complete list of winners on the PEN website: http://www.pen.org/blog/announcing-2015-penheim-translation-fund-winners

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Rajiv Mohabir Wins 2015 Kundiman Poetry Prize

File this under “In case you didn’t hear,” MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir has just been named as the winner of the 2015 Kundiman Poetry Prize!  (Yes!)  The prize includes $1000 and publication by Tupelo Press. This is the second book prize Rajiv has won in recent months, and represents the third book of his that […]

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Rajiv Mohabir on the Radio

You probably heard about alum Rajiv Mohabir (Poetry) appearing on KTUH radio in Honolulu, as part of a cavalcade for the Hawai’i Review. (I did make a previous post about it, after all.) For those of you (myself included) who don’t live within range of KTUH, now you can hear it online: http://www.kaleo.org/hawaii_review/hawai-i-review-on-ktuh/article_8b2e5f02-42ee-11e4-9868-0017a43b2370.html Check it […]

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Rajiv on the Radio

QC alum Rajiv Mohabir (Poetry) is going to be on the radio tomorrow morning as part of a review of The Hawaii Review. Here’s the full lineup: Lee Kava Kealili MacKenzie T-man Thompson Rajiv Mohabir No’v Revilla Donovan Kūhiō Colleps Lyz Soto 90.3 KTUH is stationed in Honolulu, but I’m told Hawaii Review will share […]

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Rajiv Mohabir Wins The Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry

This just in: Brenda Shaughnessy selected QC alum Rajiv Mohabir’s manuscript The Taxidermist’s Cut, as the winner of the 2014 Four Way Books Intro Prize. The book will be published by the press in 2016. We’re all incredibly excited for Rajiv. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. Congratulations!

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Rajiv Mohabir in Small Axe

Alum Rajiv Mohabir has several new poems in the latest issue of Small Axe, a platform for Caribbean “expressions and discussions of the literary.”  (I liked the way they put it, hopefully you’ll like how Rajiv embodies it.) http://smallaxe.net/wordpress3/prose/2014/02/27/poems-by-rajiv-mohabir/ Congrats!

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