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"Ultimately, we each do what we can to survive while waiting for the next poem."

How does a poet survive? These and other issues are addressed in this compelling Connotation Press interview with BOA poet Richard Foerster: [Connotation Press Interview with Richard Foerster] Richard Foerster was born in 1949 in the Bronx, New York, where he was educated by Dominican nuns and Jesuits. He is the author of six poetry collections: Sudden Harbor (1992) and Patterns of Descent (1993), published by Orchises Press; Trillium (1998), Double Going (2002, which was named a 2002 Notable Book by the National Book Critics Circle), and The Burning of Troy (2006, which received the 2007 Maine Literary Award for...

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CalArts Appoints BOA Poet Matthew Shenoda to New Diversity Position

Poet Matthew Shenoda has been named the first Assistant Provost for Equity and Diversity at California Institute of the Arts. The newly created position is part of an institute-wide initiative to promote intercultural awareness and develop support mechanisms for students from varying ethnic backgrounds. “We are delighted to welcome Matthew as the first to hold this position,” CalArts provost Nancy Uscher said in a press release. “He is a distinguished poet and scholar with extensive teaching experience and a serious commitment to developing and enriching diverse academic and artistic settings. As an artist, he has a natural feel for broadening...

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