More Fairness AWP 2017 Reading

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Usually I’m afraid to watch myself on film, but because these two clips my friend and former student, Jeremy Birkline, posted after AWP 2017 are short, I watched them. And I didn’t die from it! So, I’m taking the next bravery step and posting them here.

A Virtual Interview with Melissa Studdard

She asked what I’d say to other writers, and I said, “You have the opportunity to thrill someone the way your favorite writers have thrilled you. You have the potential to be someone else’s favorite writer. Isn’t that wonderful?”

Thanks to Cindy Huyser for this interview and these great questions in preparation for tomorrow’s reading.

I’ll be at BookWoman in Austin at 7 PM tomorrow night!

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Melissa Studdard will be the feature for the 2nd Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic at BookWoman (5501 N. Lamar) on Thursday, March 10, 2016  from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m.

Background

Melissa Studdard is host of VIDA Voices & Views, an editor for American Microreviews and Interviews, and a judge for the monthly Goodreads ¡Poetry! Group contest. She is also the author of the novel, Six Weeks to Yehidah, a poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfastand a collection of interviews, The Tiferet Talk Interviews. Her awards include the Forward National Literature Award and the International Book Award, among others.

Her poetry, fiction, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Poets & Writers, Tupelo Quarterly, Psychology TodayPleiades, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day. Of her debut poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, Robert Pinsky…

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Writers series welcomes state Poet Laureates to LSC-M – Your Houston News: News

Lone Star College-Montgomery and the Montgomery County Literary Art Council’s Writers in Performance series welcomes three state poet laureates for a panel discussion and reading April 16.

The panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. in the General Academic Center (Building G), Room 102, at LSC-Montgomery, with the reading following at 7 p.m., also in room G-102. All events are free and open to the public.

Lone Star College-Tomball English professor and poet Melissa Studdard will conduct panel interviews on the “States of Poetry: 3 State Poet Laureates Views on Poetry in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas,” comparing the difference in positions . . .

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Writers series welcomes state Poet Laureates to LSC-M – Your Houston News: News