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Red Hen in Bryant ParkDate: Aug 21st, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Bryant Park
1065 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Camille T. Dungy is author of What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison, Suck on the Marrow, and Smith Blue, winner of the 2010 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition. A two-time Northern California Book Award recipient, she has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Cave Canem, the Dana Award, and Bread Loaf. Dungy is a two time NAACP Image Award nominee, has been shortlisted for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Library of Virginia Literary Award. She is a professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.
Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearneys first full-length collection of poems, Fear, Some, was published in 2006 by Red Hen Press. His second manuscript, The Black Automaton, was chosen by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series and published by Fence Books in 2009. In 2008, he was honored with a Whiting Writers Award. An Idyllwild and Cave Canem fellow, Kearney has performed his poetry at the Public Theatre, Orpheum, and The World Stage. His poems have appeared in journals such as Callaloo, jubilat, nocturnes, Ninth Letter, Washington Square and Gulf Coast. Born in Brooklyn, now living in California's San Gabriel Valley, he has a BA from Howard University and an MFA in Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, where he now teaches courses in African American poetry, myth, hip hop and opera.
Cynthia Hogue has published six collections of poetry, including The Incognito Body. She has received Fulbright, NEA (poetry), and NEH (Summer Seminar) Fellowships. In 2005, she was awarded the H.D. Fellowship at the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and in 2007, a MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship. In 2008, she was awarded an Arizona Commission on the Arts Artists Project Grant for a multigenre project of interviews with Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Hogue taught in the MFA program at the University of New Orleans before moving to Pennsylvania, where she directed the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University for eight years. In 2003, she joined the Department of English at Arizona State University as the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry.
Poet and teacher Sean Nevin is the author of A House That Falls, winner of the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition, and Oblivio Gate, awarded the Crab Orchard Award Series First Book Prize. Nevin has received fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches creative writing at Arizona State University, where he is also the assistant director of the Young Writers Program.
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