Category Archives: From the web

Adriana Páramo’s “My Mother’s Funeral” awarded 2015 Whirling Prize

“The memoir My Mother’s Funeral by Adriana Páramo and the poetry collection Sad Math by Sarah Freligh are winners of the latest contest, which invited writers across the nation to submit examples of the Bildungsroman, or coming-of-age, literary genre.” Read … Continue reading

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This summer: workshops with Baron Wormser

Through Open the Doors Workshop, Baron Wormser will be hosting three, five-day workshops this summer. Through this workshop we intend to open doors for each participant that have not been opened before. We invite each participant to start afresh with each … Continue reading

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Paola Corso in The Christian Science Monitor

My mother in the kitchen a generation later: On Christmas Eve, she removes plastic-wrapped shrimp cocktail and clams garnished with packets of lemon juice. She takes a slab of baked fish swimming in a pool of ersatz butter from its … Continue reading

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Julianna Baggott interviews Robin Silbergleid about “The Baby Book”

“I will confess that this process was much harder with The Baby Book than with other projects, mostly because of its emotional and autobiographical content.  That was a useful reminder for me as a teacher of writing that receiving criticism … Continue reading

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Robin Silbergleid talks “The Baby Book” with Michigan State University

 About a year ago I had the occasion to read some of this work as part of an event at the fertility clinic where I received treatment, and it was an incredibly profound, even life-altering, experience.  Although I hadn’t thought … Continue reading

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Baron Wormser’s “The Irony and the Ecstasy: On the Nature of Poetry”

Check out Baron Wormser’s lecture, part of Sundog Poetry Center’s Poets & Their Craft series. Vermont PBS is currently making a series of the lectures and sit down interviews with the featured poets.  It will air later this winter.   Poets & … Continue reading

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Literary magazines that focus on disabled culture and literature

This post is part of our series in honor of ADA Awareness Month.  While on a national level the focus is disability employment awareness, CKP is focusing on artists. Pentimento  Journal of All Things Disability  The idea for a literary-type magazine … Continue reading

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“Disability and Poetry: An Exchange” from The Poetry Foundation

This post is part of our series in honor of ADA Awareness Month.  While on a national level the focus is disability employment awareness, CKP is focusing on artists. Maybe you saw the following conversation published in Poetry magazine last December … Continue reading

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Southern Literary Review interviews Sarah Bracey White

When the Jim Crow South welcomed Sarah Bracey White with a hard slap, the plucky if bewildered young girl found her power in books and, later, in writing. Here’s an interview with the memoirist whose Primary Lessons (Cavan-Kerry Press, 2013), in … Continue reading

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Sapling interviews Starr Troup

Last month, Sapling, a weekly newsletter from Black Lawrence Press that highlights the best of the small press world for writers looking for new venues for their work, interviewed our Managing Editor, Starr Troup. Here is the full interview and many thanks to Sapling for … Continue reading

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