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An Interview with Poet Ishion Hutchinson

An Interview with Poet Ishion Hutchinson

Born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, Ishion Hutchinson is the author of Far District, a debut collection that received the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry. Of Far District, Yusef Komunyakaa writes: “Not only does this collection travel through an abiding language and far reaching imagery, 

An Interview with 826DC’s Joe Callahan

An Interview with 826DC’s Joe Callahan

826DC is a nonprofit organization that provides writing workshops, tutoring, and more to students in the DC area. 826DC operates out of The Museum of Unnatural History, a quirky storefront featuring everything from cans of Primordial Soup to supplements to aid the growth of opposable 

Library of Congress Welcomes 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

Library of Congress Welcomes 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

On September 13th, American University MFA faculty and students were in attendance as the Library of Congress welcomed Natasha Trethewey for her inaugural reading as the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Emerging from the stage doors in the library’s Coolidge Auditorium, an emotional Trethewey 

2012 Literary Desserts Party

2012 Literary Desserts Party

The annual literary dessert party hosted by the MA program in Literature and MFA program in Creative Writing brought out new delicious and funny sweets and drinks named for some great works of literature – and 50 Shades of Grey. Held at MFA faculty member 

An Interview with Short-Story Writer Amy Hempel

An Interview with Short-Story Writer Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel is the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the United States Artists Foundation, and the Academy of Arts and Letters. Hempel is the author of Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The Dog of the