extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Daniel Blasi: Bucknell: 11/17/06

Poet Daniel Blasi will present a Writers-at-Work session at Bucknell University's Writing Center (200G Roberts Hall), from noon to 1 PM on Friday, November 17.

Daniel Blasi received a BA in English from Boston University and an MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park. While at the University of Maryland, he was a finalist in the Ruth Lilly Student Fellowship administered by Poetry. After graduating, Daniel was a waiter fellow at the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, a finalist for the Beatrice Hawley Award, a finalist for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and a semi-finalist for the Tupelo Press first book prize. He has been a five-time semi-finalist for a Discovery/The Nation Prize. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Quarterly West, Passages North, Another Chicago Magazine, and Nimrod. Daniel lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and works at the strategic innovation consulting firm, Product Genesis, in Cambridge.

Sponsored by the Writing Center, the Writers at Work series encourages informal conversation between writers and interested members of the campus community. Bring a bag lunch; beverages and cookies will be provided.

For more information, please call the Writing Center at 577-3141.

C. K. Williams: Williamsport: 11/16/06

Poet C.K. Williams is scheduled to read at Lycoming College in Williamsport on Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 PM. The reading will take place in Shangraw Performance Hall in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.

This reading is free and open to the public. Call call the College Relations Office at 570-321-4037 for more information. Click here for a campus map.

Junot Diaz: Bloomsburg: 11/15/06

[not poetry, but . . .]

Bloomsburg University's Big Dog Reading Series concludes this fall with author Junot Díaz on Wednesday, November 15, at 7 PM in Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium.

Junot Díaz is the author of Drown. His short fiction has appeared in, among other places, The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart Prize XXII. The recipient of numerous awards, including the 2002 Pen/Malamud Award and a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Díaz is now an associate professor at MIT. He was born in the Dominican Republic and spent most of his youth in New Jersey.

This reading is free and open to the public.