Podcasts of Reading Series Highlights

Podcast

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Martin Amis (with Darin Strauss)

    Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories, six collections of nonfiction, and a memoir. His most recent work is "The Zone of Interest" (Vintage, 2015). Amis has received the Somerset Maugham Award for best first novel and the James Tate Black Memorial Prize. Amis is a Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

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    Poetry Reading

    Ciaran Berry, Eamon Grennan, and David McLoghlin

    Ciaran Berry is the author of two collections of poems, "The Sphere of Birds," winner of the Crab Orchard Open Award (Southern Illinois University Press/ Gallery Press, 2008) and "The Dead Zoo" (Gallery Press, 2013). Author of more than ten collections of poetry, Eamon Grennan’s (pictured) most recent work is "There Now: Poems," forthcoming from Graywolf Press in October 2016. David McLoghlin is the author of the collection "Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems" (Salmon Poetry, 2013).

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Samantha Hunt and Christopher Sorrentino (with Darin Strauss)

    Samantha Hunt is the author of "The Invention of Everything Else" (Mariner Books, 2009) winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, and "Mr. Splitfoot," published in January by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Christopher Sorrentino’s novel "Trance" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006) was a National Book Award Finalist. His new novel is "The Fugitives" (Simon & Schuster, February 2016). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

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    Poetry Reading

    Mary Jo Bang and Nick Flynn

    Mary Jo Bang is the author of "Elegy" (Graywolf, 2007) winner of the National Book Critics Circle award and most recently "The Last Two Seconds: Poems" (Graywolf, 2015). Nick Flynn is the author of several books, including the memoir "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" (W.W Norton, 2005) and most recently the poetry collection "My Feelings" (Graywolf, 2015).

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    Fiction Reading

    Anne Enright

    Anne Enright is Ireland's inaugural Fiction Laureate, a Man Booker Prize Winner, and the NYU Creative Writing Program's Distinguished Writer-in-Residence. She is the acclaimed author of six novels, three short story collections, a book of essays, and most recently "The Green Road" (W. W. Norton, 2015). Co-sponsored with the Arts Council of Ireland and Glucksman Ireland House NYU.

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    Cave Canem Presents: New Works

    Tonya M. Foster, Nate Marshall, Phillip B. Williams

    Tonya M. Foster’s first collection of poems is "A Swarm of Bees in the High Court" (Belladonna*, 2015). Co editor of "The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop" (Haymarket, 2015), Nate Marshall (pictured) is the author of "Wild Hundreds" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) winner of the 2014 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. "Thief in the Interior" (Alice James Books, 2016) is the debut collection from Phillip B. Williams. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Eileen Myles (with Alice Quinn)

    Eileen Myles’s 1994 novel Chelsea Girls was re-issued by Ecco Press in 2015. Her most recent work is I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014 (Ecco, 2015). Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America. A video recording can be viewed here.

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    Fiction and Poetry Reading

    Elaine Equi, Sharon Mesmer, and Idra Novey

    Elaine Equi is the author of more than ten collections of poetry, most recently "Sentences and Rain" (Coffee House Press, 2015). Sharon Mesmer’s most recent book is "Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place" (Bloof Books, 2015). "Ways to Disappear" (Little, Brown and Company, 2016) is the debut novel from poet and fiction writer Idra Novey (pictured).

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    Poetry Reading

    Richie Hofmann, Camille Rankine, and Wendy Xu

    Winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award, Richie Hofmann’s debut collection "Second Empire" was published by Alice James Books in 2015. Camille Rankine’s (pictured) debut collection is "Incorrect Merciful Impulses" (Copper Canyon Press, 2015). Wendy Xu is the author of "You Are Not Dead" (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013) and the forthcoming "Phrasis" (Fence Books Ottoline Prize, 2017).

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    Poetry as Diplomacy: A Reading and Panel Discussion

    Meena Alexander and Naomi Shihab Nye

    Meena Alexander is most recently the author of the poetry collection "Atmospheric Embroidery" (Hachette India, 2015). "A Maze Me: Poems for Girls" (Greenwillow Books, 2015) is the most recent book from poet Naomi Shihab Nye (pictured). Co-sponsored with the United Nations SRC Society of Writers, the NYU English Department, the NYU Gallatin Writing Program, and Tisch School of the Arts Department of Art & Public Policy. Hosted by Darrel Alejandro Holnes.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Alexander Chee and Angela Flournoy (with Darin Strauss)

    Alexander Chee is the author of the award-winning novel "Edinburgh" and most recently " The Queen of the Night" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.) Angela Flournoy’s debut novel "The Turner House" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015) was a 2015 National Book Award finalist. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

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    Poetry Reading

    Robin Beth Schaer, Robyn Schiff, and Tess Taylor

    "Shipbreaking" (Anhinga Press, 2015) is Robin Beth Schaer’s debut collection. Robyn Schiff (pictured) is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently "A Woman of Property" (Penguin, 2016). Tess Taylor is the author of "The Forage House" (Red Hen Press, 2013 ) and the forthcoming title "Work & Days" (Red Hen Press, 2016). This event is hosted by Craig Morgan Teicher.

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    Poetry Reading

    Marilyn Hacker and Major Jackson

    National Book Award winner Marilyn Hacker is most recently the author of "A Stranger’s Mirror: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2014" (W. W. Norton, 2015). "Roll Deep" (W. W. Norton, 2015) is Major Jackson’s fourth, and most recent, collection of poems.

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    Women Writing about Sex and Desire: A Panel Discussion

    Jill Bialosky, Melissa Febos, Jennifer Gilmore, and Elissa Schappell

    Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association Moderated by WNBA board member Harriet Shenkman. Pictured: Elissa Schappell.

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    Fiction Reading

    Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence Allison Bulger

    Founded in 2014, the Axinn Foundation Fellowship is awarded each year to a graduating student of exceptional promise. Introduced by Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer in Residence Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the novels "Everything Is Illuminated," (Harper Perennial, 2005) "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," (Mariner Books, 2006) and the book of non-fiction "Eating Animals" (Back Bay Books, 2010).

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    NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading

    J. Scott Brownlee, James Byrne, Thomas Dooley, and Morgan Parker

    J. Scott Brownlee's debut collection of poems is "Requiem for Used Ignition Cap" (Orison Books, 2015). James Byrne's most recent collection of poems is "Everything Broken up Dances" (Tupelo Press, 2015). A 2013 National Poetry Series selection, "Trespass," (Harper Perennial, 2014) is the debut collection from Thomas Dooley. Morgan Parker's debut collection "Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night" (Switchback Books, 2015) was selected for the 2013 Gatewood Prize.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Charles Bock (with Darin Strauss)

    Charles Bock is the author of the novel "Beautiful Children," (Random House, 2009) which was a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. His most recent novel is Alice & Oliver (Random House, 2016). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

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    Cave Canem Presents: New Works

    Tyehimba Jess, Jacqueline Johnson, and Marilyn Nelson

    Tyehimba Jess is the author of "leadbelly" (Wave Books, 2005) and "Olio," forthcoming from Wave Books in April 2016. Jacqueline Johnson is the author of "A Gathering of Mother Tongues" (White Pine Press, 1998). Marilyn Nelson is the author of most recently, How I Discovered Poetry (Dial Press, 2014) and My Seneca Village (namelos, 2015). Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.