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Patrick Rosal Poem in the New York Times Magazine
“The Woman You Love Cuts Apples for You” by Patrick Rosal (CRF 2019) was selected by Reginald Dwayne Betts (Incoming Writing Fellow 2023) to be featured in the New York Times Magazine. Reflecting on the poem, Betts says: “I first read this poem years ago, having never imagined that a person might dip apples into […]
Natalie Diaz Named Finalist for 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature
World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s magazine of international literature and culture, announced the finalists for the 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Among the finalists is Natalie Diaz (CRF 2015), nominated for her collection Postcolonial Love Poem which was recently awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. The Neustadt Prize recognizes significant contributions […]
Alison Bechdel in Vanity Fair
Alison Bechdel (CRF 2014) and her newest graphic memoir The Secret to Superhuman Strength were recently featured in Vanity Fair. Bechdel records a “three-day wellness diary—with technical difficulties and to-do list fails—[which is] something of a coda to her memoir, where death and heartache and politics intercede.” Read the article here. Photo by Elena Seibert.
“Transitory Bodies” by Andreas Senoner
On Thursday July 15th Andreas Senoner’s (DG 2009) solo exhibition “Transitory Bodies” opens in Milano, at the Studio Museo Francesco Messina, in collaboration with Cramum. It will be on view through August 29th. Senoner is a South Tyrolean artist who makes archaic and severe immobility the cornerstone of his research and who has chosen wood […]
2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows Announced
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has named the 2021 recipients and finalists of its NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program in the disciplines of Fiction, Folk/Traditional Arts, Interdisciplinary Work, Painting, and Video/Film. Jennifer Coates (CRF 2019) was named a Fellow in Painting and Brigitta Varadi (Incoming Visual Arts Fellow 2022) was named a Fellow in […]
Top Five Nigerian Novelists You Should Read
In a recent post from The Tide, a Nigerian daily newspaper, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (CRF 2015), A. Igoni Barrett (CRF 2018), and Elnathan John (CRF 2015) were named in a list of top five Nigerian novelists. Learn more about these authors here. “Abubakar Adam Ibrahim in one line (from Season of Crimson Blossoms): ‘When Reza slipped […]
Civitella Alumnae Together Again at Yaddo
Monica Youn (CRF 2013) and Jane Hirshfield (DG 2013), who were in residence together at Civitella, found themselves together once more at Yaddo, an artists’ community in Saratoga Springs, New York. The Civitella alumnae sent their love and reminisced about their days together in “golden Umbria.” The duo reported that they have both had a […]
Angela Dufresne Moderates Talks on Dawn Clements
A comprehensive survey of large-scale works by Dawn Clements (CRF 2012), who passed away in 2018, is currently on display at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. Moderated by Angela Dufresne (CRF 2018), there will be two digital talks on the show and Clement’s work on July 10 and July 17. Join the discussions here.
Diane Mehta in the New Yorker
Diane Mehta’s (Incoming Writing Fellow 2021) poem “Plum Cake” was published in the New Yorker. “I’d make a plum cake when she died,a lamentation grief-bake, Kaddish through blood-recipe,all of its colors shrieking at me; a sweet take on her love.I gaze at the street. Tree branches out front are tangled,my floor is slanted, my house-cage […]
“America is a Myth”: A Conversation with Natalie Diaz
Natalie Diaz (CRF 2015) was interviewed for the LA Review of Books on what brought her to poetry and how everything from basketball to her work recovering and revitalizing the Mojave language has informed her writing. Diaz says: “We’re taught that our bodies have certain limitations and that separates right away our mind from our […]