Lauren Camp has three poems in Cultural Weekly

Three Poems By Lauren Camp on June 29, 2016 in Poetry, Spotlight http://www.culturalweekly.com/lauren-camp-three-poems-2/ Lauren Camp, BEI Fellow, works in the confluence of visual, musical and literary worlds. She is the author of three books of poetry, This Business of Wisdom (2010) and The Dailiness (2013), winner of the National Federation...

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Liam Heneghan Publishes new Article in The Wire

BEI Resident Scholar Advisor, Liam Heneghan recently published an article in The Wire, entiteled “Here’s a New Word for that Feeling When Travel Makes Everything New.” The word being: Allokataplixis- The gift usually unacknowledged, that the traveler offers the place they visit. Heneghan focuses on that magical feeling of being swept away...

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Mary Swander’s “Vang” Brings Immigration to Centerstage

BEI Emeritus Fellow Mary Swander’s play “Vang” has been successfully performed multiple times now in Detroit, and has brought the topic of immigration to centerstage. Playwright Swander said regarding the play “It raises questions about the stereotypes that we have about immigrants.”The play portrays migrant farmers from Thailand, Sudan and...

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Liam Heneghan has New Book with Chicago Press

BEI Resident Scholar Advisor, Liam Heneghan has a new book with the Chicago Press for sale. The book is called “Beasts at Bedtime,” and seeks to reveal the environmental wisdom in children’s literature. Heneghan has been a part of projects to create new words to cultivate an appreciation of people’s...

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Lauren Camp has two Poems Publishes in Apogee Journal

BEI Fellow, Lauren Camp recently published two poems, “While They Make Money on the Far Side of Home,” and “Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo.” Both poems seek to create a more well-rounde view of political affairs, speaking about what happens to less wealthy, or minority populations while industry and war...

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Brenda Peterson Speaks on Restoring Wildlife on New Dimensions Radio

BEI Emeritus fellow, Brenda Peterson recently appeared on New Dimensions Radio, a station that promotes “Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality… all these things and more.” In this segment, entitled, “The Benefit of Restoring Wildlife into the Ecosystem,” Peterson lends her expert knowledge on wolves, and ecosystems as...

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Lauren Camp’s “One Hundred Hungers” gets Honorable Mention in Arab American Book Awards

BEI Fellow, Lauren Camp recently received honorable mention for the Arab American Book Awards. In her new collection, Lauren Camp explores the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent. One Hundred Hungers tells overlapping stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation, evoking her father’s boyhood in Baghdad in...

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Patricia Spears Jones Posts New Poem

BEI Senior Fellow, Patricia Spears Jones recently posted a new poem on her website titled “The city joyful, They city traditional, The city holding on.” The poem is about a young female toddler performing her dance for an audience, and the fact that there is still hope and beauty in...

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Brenda Peterson Featured in The Revelator Article

BEI Emeritus Fellow Brenda Peterson, was recently featured in an article written in The Revelator, an initative for the center of biological diversity. The article, written by environmental journalist Erica Cirino, entitled “Rethinking the Big, Bad Wolf,” leans on Peterson’s newest work, “Wolf Nation” to assert its logic. “While nonlethal...

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Annie Finch Featured on Tribarch WordPress

BEI Senior Fellow Annie Finch is trying to bring more creative energy, acknowledgment, and appreciation for summer. Says Finch on Tribarch” “I suspect one reason the poetic power of summer is subtler than that of other seasons is that summer doesn’t really need poets to celebrate or understand it. Summer is...

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Lauren Camp featured by Poetry Foundation

BEI fellow Lauren Camp’s biography can be seen on the Poetry foundation website. They note her status as a BEI Fellow, as well as some of her most recent publications. They also note her upcoming books of poetry. Lauren Camp is the author of three books, including One Hundred Hungers(2016), which...

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Lauren Camp Publishes in Wildness Literary Journal

BEI Fellow, Lauren Camp recently published her poem “Away” in the Wildness Literary Journal. Wildness is an online literary journal that seeks to publish contemporary poetry, fiction and nonfiction that evokes the unknown—the lostness; the distance. Lauren Camp is the author of three books, most recently One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016),...

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Brenda Peterson Reads “Wolf Music” on Orion Magazine

Orion Magazine has recently uploaded a podcast of an emeritus fellow, Brenda Peterson, reading “Wolf Music”. “Wolf Music” is a chapter from her new book called Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves. In this podcast, Peterson contemplates the wonderful harmony and mystery associated with the howl of...

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Annie Finch’s Essay, “Druidic Difference” Posted on Poetry Foundation Website

An Emeritus Fellow, Annie Finch, has had her essay “Druidic Difference” shared on the Poetry Foundation’s Website. “Druidic Difference” explores the feelings and sensations of summer, considering the many riches and treasures the season has to offer. Contemplating how other authors might think of summer, Finch explains how summer allows...

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Lauren Camp Publishes Poem on Poets.org

BEI Fellow, Lauren Camp recently had her poem “Original Hope” published on Poets.Org. This poem covers the patterns that exist within life and coming to have a patience and understanding of such. Lauren Camp is the author, most recently, of One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016) and The Dailiness (Edwin E....

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Tom Montgomery Fate Published in Chicago Tribune, Talks Thoreau

BEI Emeritus Fellow, Tom Montgomery Fate recently published an article in the Chicago Tribune, commemorating Thoreau’s 200th birthday. Commemorating, but also recreating, or reconstructing his biography. This came after writer, and scholar Laura Dassow Walls wrote a piece discussing how Thoreau’s social justice background, and reputation as a hermit in...

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Brenda Peterson Howls Out Against Wolf Hunts

BEI Emeritus Fellow, Brenda Peterson recently was featured on the Soundcloud page,”Your Life is a Book,” in a segment entitled “Honorable Hunters Howl Out Against Wolf Hunts.” This spurred from an article Peterson had published in the Huffington Post in 2014. The Opening line of that article reads: “I am...

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Lauren Camp has New Poem Published in Glass Poetry Journal

BEI Fellow, Lauren Camp recently had her poem “Such Bowers of Surrender” published in the Glass Poetry Journal. Lauren Camp is the author of three books, most recently One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press), which won the Dorset Prize. More of Lauren’s poetry can be found at her website, http://www.laurencamp.com/. Below, you can...

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Louise Halfe to Speak at National Aboriginal Day

As part of National Aboriginal Day, Louse Halfe will be speaking on behalf of The University of Saskatchewan at 9:30am. Following her speech, there will be a Walk for Reconciliation event and traditional games, dances and art at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The event is a collective effort by the community...

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Taylor Brorby to Speak on Hydraulic Fracking

BEI Fellow Taylor Brorby was recently featured on the Twin Cities literary calendar for his upcoming talk on fracking. “Award-winning essayist and poet who travels around the county speaking about hydraulic fracking presents “Coming Alive: Action & Civil Disobedience” and “Crude: Poems about Place, Energy and Politics.” 7 p.m. Thursday,...

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Brenda Peterson, National Geographic Book Talk

BEI Emeritus Fellow Brenda Peterson was recently interviewed by National Geographic in an article entitled “Why We’re So Divided Over Saving Wolves.” The Article highlights Peterson’s upbringing with hunters, and wildlife managers, those typically thought to be more against wolves, and explains how this upbringing shaped her perspective. Peterson calls the...

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Todd Davis Read at Galaxy Bookshop

This past friday, BEI Fellow Todd Davis read poetry, along with two other poets, and one local author at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT. All four authors were nature writers, with specific skills for capturing the physical and emotional landscapes of an area. The event was free and open...

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Upcoming Regie Gibson Spoken Word Performance

On Friday, June 23rd, 12pm-1pm, BEI Emeritus Fellow Regie Gibson will be performing Spoken Word Poetry in the lower level of the African Meeting House at the Museum of African History. Gibson will be following a talk by National Park Ranger and education activist, Ryan McNabb. Nelson has performed in...

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Brenda Peterson’s “Wolf Nation” and Importance of Ecological Balance Highlighted by Winnipeg Free Press

Brenda Peterson, BEI Emeritus Fellow’s recent book, “Wolf Nation” was recently covered in the “Books” section of the Winnipeg Free Press in an article entitled “Predator and Prey: Wolves Crucial to Ecological Balance, author argues.” A key main point brought up that is threatening wolves are lobbyists and hunters, backed by large...

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Submit to About Place Journal: Political Landscapes

Call for Submissions Issue Editor: Taylor Brorby Assistant Issue Editors: Noah Davis and Jenna Mertz Open for submissions on June 1, 2017 All submissions are due by August 15, 2017 How to submit and submission guidelines found here POLITICAL LANDSCAPES For this issue of About Place, editor Taylor Brorby seeks prose...

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Patricia Spears Jones wins Jackson Poetry Prize

Patricia Spears Jones, poet and BEI Emeritus fellow, has been awarded the prestigious Jackson Poetry Prize. The prize, hosted by Poets & Writers, is awarded “to an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition.” The substantial prize is given to provide time and encouragement to write. Poets Henri...

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Poetry Project’s 50th Anniversary Gala

As an organization that spans long distances, it is always a pleasure to share when BEI members have paths that cross through their work. The Poetry Project is hosting its first-ever gala to celebrate its 50th anniversary in Manhattan. The gala will honor Anne Waldman for her radical and inspiring contributions to international contemporary...

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Taylor Brorby releases Coming Alive: Action and Civil Disobedience — Includes Interview

Taylor Brorby and Ice Cube press released Coming Alive: Action and Civil Disobedience. Produced in less than a month, Coming Alive, as a call-to-action extended essay by Taylor Brorby, introduced by climate expert Bill McKibben (350.org), along with an afterword by nationally known author / environmental activist Kathleen Dean Moore. Additionally, the project is...

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Brenda Peterson’s article on Women’s March and Abortion

[Photo Credit: C. Finnegan] Brenda Peterson wrote Women and Abortion: “Don’t Give Up Your Power,” a Huffington Post article.  Peterson takes you back to pre-patriarchal history to explore concepts of femininity and masculinity; a history that sheds light on society’s current views of abortion. “But abortion is not just about women claiming their feminine...

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Mary Swander interviews with My Fulfilled Life, an episode about her journey with family farming

Mary Swander, a poet laureate from Iowa and BEI Emeritus Fellow, was interviewed for an episode of My Fulfilled Life.  Swander speaks about her journey through family farming, addressing social justice, connections to food and her two plays, Vang and Map of My Kingdom. Click here to listen to Mary Swander’s full interview....

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Cristina Eisenberg: the role of science in the Trump Era

Cristina Eisenberg, the Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute and a BEI Emeritus fellow, wrote a Huffington Post article about “The Role of Science in the Trump Era.”  Eisenberg calls on citizens, both scientists and non-scientists, to take a firm stance in supporting science based research. Eisenberg wrote an additional Huffington Post...

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Regie Gibson’s interview where Shakespeare meets spoken word with Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library held an interview with the creators of Shakespeare to Hiphop and talks about the exhibit, “Shakespeare Unauthorized,” which makes The Bard’s world come alive. The interview includes Regie Gibson, a BEI Emeritus fellow and co-creator of Shakespeare to Hiphop, Marlon Carey, co-creator, and Alison Keslow, the bassist. The trio talk...

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Todd Davis Interviews with Pittsburgh’s NPR program PROSODY

Todd Davis, a BEI fellow, was featured on Pittsburgh’s NPR program Prosody on November 19th, which airs every Saturday morning on station WESA 90.5 FM. Listen to the podcast here online or through iTunes. Reading from Winterkill, his most recent book, Davis answered questions from Prosody’s host, Jan Beatty, and discusses his writing process...

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Patricia Spears Jones awarded the Pushcart Prize

GOOD NEWS: Patricia Spears Jones, a BEI Senior Fellow, has been chosen for the Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses 2017.  Adding to her accomplishments, The Pushcart Prize series is a highly honored literary project in America.  As one of the last surviving literary co-ops from the 60’s and 70’s, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers...

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Image – Artist of the Month: Todd Davis

  Todd Davis is featured as the artist of the month for Image, a journal of the arts, faith & mystery. Image writes that Todd Davis is, “an ideal observer, he is open to the unexpected—in creation, in the human unconscious, and in the ancient stories of the Christian faith—and he invites us to see the...

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Taylor Brorby’s interview on linking activism to libraries & the Dakota Access Pipeline

Taylor Brorby, a BEI Fellow, environmentalist and co-editor of the book “Fracture,” spoke at the 2016 North Dakota Library Association’s annual conference in Dickinson, ND. Brorby, “called on librarians to help foster political discussion around all issues, notably environmental, to open more people’s minds.” Brorby talked about fossil fuels vs renewable...

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Video of BEI Fellow Ann Fisher-Wirth Speaking in The Big Read: Seat in the Shade Poetry Series @ University of Georgia College of Education

On June 14, 2016, BEI Fellow Ann Fisher-Wirth, spoke in The Big Read: Seat in the Shade Poetry Series at the University of Georgia. A slate of readings, lectures, hands-on events and more will intertwine the work of Robinson Jeffers with the culture and landscape of the South. This was an...

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Seamus Cashman

Seamus Cashman Reading

On August 28th, Seamus Cashman will  do a three hour open air public reading in St Stephen’s Green in central Dublin from 1.30-4.30pm, of poetry and prose works by  writers and others represented by memorial busts or with  other connections to Stephen’s Green, including Yeats, Joyce, Thomas Kettle, Rabindranath Tagore, Patrick...

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Lauren Camp Interview

Lauren Camp has a nice interview up at The Strong Letters: https://waleowoade.wordpress.com/2016/03/19/lauren-camp/ and a radio interview at http://www.santaferadiocafe.org/sfradiocafe/2016/04/22/lauren-camp/  

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Cristina Eisenberg blogs about Grizzly Bear Delisting

In March 2016, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed delisting the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in portions of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. As mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Service opened a 60-day public comment period. They received a deluged of responses—63,000 in...

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Annie Finch presents Rhythms of Poetry Webinar

Mystified by meter? Or just looking for a new kind of poetic inspiration? This summer Ani will be offering a live, interactive 3-week webinar on Rhythms of Poetry. Learn about the diverse powers of an ancient poetic path for integrating body and spirit, idea and intuition, self and community—and find your own personal rhythmical signature. Class includes...

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LaTasha Diggs Honored with 2016 Creative Capital Award

The 2016 Creative Capital Awardees have been announced, and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFA Writing 2008, California College of the Arts) has been named an awardee in the Literature category for her project Global Studies, a collection of poems and flash prose that mimes the textbook structure to examine the ambiguity of history. According to the Creative Capital...

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Congratulations Ann Fisher-Wirth on being selected to be a resident artist at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program during the 2016 season. Click here to read more.

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program has provided over 2,000 artist residencies, and currently serves approximately 90 artists each year, since 1979 – all free of charge. It is the largest artist residency program in the Western United States and considered among the best in the country. Each year dozens of...

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