Soon After First Light: Lincoln Michel

Soon After First Light: Lincoln Michel

January 15, 2021

Soon After First Light is a series where we talk craft, process, and pandemic with Columbia's accomplished writing professors. Here, we talk with Adjunct Assistant Professor and alumnus Lincoln Michel '07 about the idea generation, writing exercises, and making sure to finish things.

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‘The Line Literary Review’ Founded by Writing Students

‘The Line Literary Review’ Founded by Writing Students

January 15, 2021

The Line, a new nonprofit journal dedicated to publishing veteran writing, with support from Columbia Artist/Teachers (CA/T).

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Brooklyn Public Library Names Alumnus Cyrée Jarelle Johnson '19 As First Ever Poet-In-Residence

Brooklyn Public Library Names Alumnus Cyrée Jarelle Johnson '19 As First Ever Poet-In-Residence

January 7, 2021

The new Poet-in-Residence program will provide Johnson and future poets with a stipend, time, space, and mentorship from Brooklyn's Poet Laureate, along with other invaluable resources.

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Alumnus Gordon Haber '02 Edits Anthology, '2020: Good Writing from a Bad Year'

Alumnus Gordon Haber '02 Edits Anthology, '2020: Good Writing from a Bad Year'

January 4, 2021

The ebook, which is available for Kindle and on any web browser through Atavist, was designed by Haber as a "hilarious, harrowing, and heartbreaking" diversion to help both writers and readers "process the madness" of 2020. 

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Alumnus Rafiq Kathwari '00 Publishes 'My Mother's Scribe'

Alumnus Rafiq Kathwari '00 Publishes 'My Mother's Scribe'

January 4, 2021

"Part memoir, part fiction, part documentary," My Mother's Scribe is set in Kashmir during the Partition of India in 1947, when Kathwari's mother, Maryam, began "losing her mind."

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Alumnus Daniel Felsenthal '15 Awarded 2020-21 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship Grant

Alumnus Daniel Felsenthal '15 Awarded 2020-21 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship Grant

December 18, 2020

Felsenthal will travel to the Czech Republic and Poland in preparation to write his essay, which will "meld travelogue and criticism while considering how tourism, books, and architecture mediate a young Jewish man's understanding of the Holocaust." 

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This Is Who We Are: Professor Susan Bernofsky

This Is Who We Are: Professor Susan Bernofsky

December 14, 2020

This Is Who We Are is a series featuring Columbia School of the Arts’ accomplished professors, covering careers, pedagogy, and art-making during a pandemic. Here, we talk with Associate Professor of Writing Susan Bernofsky.

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Professor Phillip Lopate's 'The Glorious American Essay'

Professor Phillip Lopate's 'The Glorious American Essay'

December 11, 2020

The National Arts Club hosted an evening with Writing Professor Phillip Lopate ’64 (CC), accompanied by Vivian Gornick and Wayne Koestenbaum to discuss Lopate’s latest anthology, The Glorious American Essay. 

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Alumni and Faculty Books Named Among NPR's Best of 2020

Alumni and Faculty Books Named Among NPR's Best of 2020

December 10, 2020

Titles include Homeland Elegies, Conjure Women, If I Had Your Face, Dinner in French, The New Wilderness, Pizza Girl, Red Pill, Temporary, Just Us, Want, Eat Peach, and The Most Beautiful Thing.

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Professor Katrine Øgaard Jensen '17 Selected for Danish Arts Foundation Fellowship

Professor Katrine Øgaard Jensen '17 Selected for Danish Arts Foundation Fellowship

December 9, 2020

‘The Young Artistic Elite’ is a two-year fellowship that awards the most promising talents in music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film, architecture, crafts, and design.

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