Tag Archives: Paola Corso

Voices in Italian Americana reviews Paola Corso’s “The Laundress Catches Her Breath”

Paola Corso’s poems about women’s work and lives bring to life an intimate and fragile world without a hint of sentimentality. Take “Step by Step with the Laundress”: Hang a taut line. Keep a clothespin in your mouth as if … 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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CKP Authors in the Community: Paola Corso interviews Dawn Potter

Since its inception, CavanKerry Press has been committed to community. It’s outreach programs include Giftbooks, Waiting Room  Reader, Bookshare, New Jersey Poetry Out Loud, and The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. And in return for CKP authors getting their … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of October 19th

Events Paola Corso, Bread & Roses Gallery (310 West 43rd Street between 8th and 9th Ave, New York, NY) Friday, October 23rd from 5:30-8 pm Paola Corso and Maria Terrone, organizers will join four other poets in this reading honoring the … Continue reading

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Italian Americana reviews “The Laundress Catches Her Breath”

This charming, poignant collection, winner of the 2012 Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing from the Working Class Association, paints a haunting portrait of working-class Pittsburgh as experienced by Corso’s protagonist known only as the laundress. Read the full review … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of March 26th

Events Paola Corso, Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan, NY) Sunday, May 31st at 6:00 pm Paola is reading with Maria Terrone in “New Poetry for a New Season” News Carol Stone’s poem “Knowledge” has tied for second place in the … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “The Laundress” by Paola Corso

from The Laundress Catches Her Breath The Laundress 1. Sheets are wet worrisome mounds in the basket, socks a pair of sorry balls dripping in self-pity, underwear a limp limbo of cotton blends no longer soaking wet and not yet … Continue reading

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“Blow Out the Candles” by Paola Corso

there was        no twister        out her window no gale spinning        a black cloud she mused        at the shingled pyramid        floating above her she dreamt   … Continue reading

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“The Landress Catches Her Breath” wins Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing

Congratulations to Paola Corso! First Prize winner of the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing for The Laundress Catches Her Breath Judge’s comment: This book is a precisely visionary evocation of working-class Pittsburgh and the struggles of working women, in … Continue reading

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This year at the AWP Conference (from Joan Cusack Handler)

We talk of someone being a stand-up guy. Over the course of ten plus years CavanKerry Press has been a stand-up poetry press. It has published books about poets, first books, second books, new and selected books, and many other books of … Continue reading

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