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Reading Preview: Vis-à-Vis Society

May 24, 2007

In this preview of the final program in the Jack Straw Reading Series, curator Matt Briggs interviews collaborative literary performance group the Vis-à-Vis Society and takes one of their surveys. The Vis-à-Vis Society was founded in a year that felt like 1957 by Drs. Ink and Owning (aka Sierra Nelson and Rachel Kessler, of the […]

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Reading Preview: Anna Maria Hong

May 17, 2007

In this preview of the second of three readings in the Jack Straw Reading Series, poet Anna Maria Hong reveals how she writes sonnets exclusively to curator Matt Briggs, and reads a new sonnet. Hong is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee and National Poetry Series finalist. She has published poems in various journals, and her […]

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Reading Preview: Doug Nufer

May 10, 2007

Here’s a sliver of what you can expect at the first of three readings at Jack Straw Productions on May 17th. “I Still Love the Man I Killed,” a poem from Doug Nufer’s forthcoming collection of work, opens the podcast followed by an excerpt from his interview with Writers Program curator Matt Briggs. Doug Nufer […]

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A taste of things to come: 2007 Reading Series Preview

May 3, 2007

In this podcast, a preview of the upcoming 2007 Jack Straw Reading Series, find out which writer was inspired to pursue a literary career because of a childhood nightmare about an incident at Kmart. The podcast features snippets of in-studio readings by writers Molly Tenenbaum, Corrina Wycoff, Doug Nufer, Cheryl Strayed, and Charles Potts, and […]

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Announcing 2007 Jack Straw Writers

March 12, 2007

The Jack Straw Writers Program is proud to announce the 2007 writers. This year’s curator Matt Briggs, winner of a 2006 American Book Award for his novel Shoot the Buffalo, has selected 11 writers and one writing team to participate. These literary artists will take part in various live readings, in-studio trainings, publication in the […]

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Jack Straw Writers direct!

January 26, 2007

Welcome to the Jack Straw Writers blog! That’s right, your direct line to what’s going on with the Jack Straw Writers Program. We’ll post audio files, program news, and the latest from all Writers Program participants past and present. You’ll find links to their websites, event announcements, and hopefully random outburst of literary genius. Enjoy!

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