We’re delighted to announce that we’ve nominated the following for the Pushcart Prize: William Olsen – “I Stop and Look Back Awhile”
Patricia Smith – “To Get Me to Jump”
Joel Long – “Amy Winehouse”
Cole Swensen – “Four Landscapes”
Natanya Ann Pulley – “Animal Kingdom”
Barrie Jean Borich & Laura E. Migliorino – “What the Water Said”
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR WORK!
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Books on the Square hosted poets Peter Covino, URI Professor, founder of Barrow Street, and author of The Right Place to Jump, and James Tolan, CUNY Professor and author of Mass of the Forgotten from Autumn House Press.
- Peter Covino and James Tolan, beaming post-reading.
URI students Derick Ariyam, Meghan Fair, and Aislan.
Jean Walton, Karen Burton, Tim Cavanaugh, and Mary Cappello
James, Peter, and Rachel May
Want to follow up on the reading or learn more about Lazar’s work? Read Mary Cappello’s new interview essay with David Lazar: http://theconversant.org/?p=5366
David Lazar, essayist, editor and educator, read from his new collection of essays, Occasional Desire as part of this semester’s Read/Write Series at the University of Rhode Island. Lazar read “On the Art of Survival: North by Northwest,” a personal, existential meditation on the intersections of Hitchcock, Flannery O’Connor and Franz Kafka. He followed with “Calling for His Past,” reminiscing on the public telephone as a source of “serendipity.”
Lazar, sardonic and perceptive, read passages like the following: “Freud says there are never only two people in bed, and just so, there were rarely only two people on public telephones in New York.” He followed the reading with Q&A, discussing the influence of Montaigne, the historical stock of the essay as genre and his own goals as an essayist.
See David Lazar’s personal website to read more about his work: http://lazar.org/
Sarah Kruse, Ph.D. candidate at URI and follower of Lazar’s work, introduces David Lazar.
Mary Cappello, Professor of English and Creative Writing , hosts David Lazar at the University of Rhode Island
Explore Timothy Liu’s bio, poems, audio readings and poetry collections: http://timothyliu.comuf.com/index.html