April, 2008

Katherine Arnoldi, Kevin Grauke, Bjork Viggosdottir, Caroline Mallonée, Molly Springfield, D.A. Powell

Katherine Arnoldi

Vestal, NY—Ms. Arnoldi’s graphic novel, The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom, (Hyperion 1998), was awarded a New York Foundation of the Arts Award in Drawing, two American Library Association Awards, was nominated for the Will Eisner and the Harvey Awards in the Graphic Novel and was named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly. She won the Juniper Prize and the University of Massachusetts Press published her collection of short stories, All Things Are Labor in 2007.  Katherine Arnoldi has been awarded the New York Foundation of the Arts Award in Fiction,… more »

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Kevin Grauke

Philadelphia, PA—\”I was born and raised in Texas, but I’ve lived in Philadelphia with my wife and two children (4 1/2–year-old girl, 3-year-old boy) for almost four years now.  A tenure-track job at La Salle University compelled me to leave my home state, which I’d returned to in order to write my dissertation after finishing my coursework at SUNY Buffalo. In addition to the PhD, which I earned in 2003, I also have an MFA in fiction writing from Texas State University.  My stories have appeared in (or will soon appear in) such journals as The Southern Review, StoryQuarterly, Hayden’s… more »

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Caroline Mallonée

New York, NY—Dr. Mallonee is a New York-based composer who has written solo, chamber, vocal, choral and orchestral music as well as electroacoustic music, opera, and music for film. She was born in Baltimore, where she studied violin, flute and piano in the Preparatory Department of the Peabody Conservatory. She did her undergraduate work at Harvard University, earned a Master\’s Degree from the Yale School of Music and a Ph.D. from Duke University, where she studied with Scott Lindroth and Steve Jaffe. She lived in the Netherlands from 2004-2005, where she held a Fulbright Fellowship for study with Louis Andriessen… more »

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D. A. (Doug) Powell

San Francisco, CA—Mr. Powell is the author of Tea, Lunch and Cocktails. The latter was a finalist for the Lambda and the National Book Critics’ Circle Awards. Powell’s honors have included fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the James Michener Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America and an Academy of American Poets Prize. His recent poems appear in Kenyon Review, New Orleans Review, Poetry, New England Review and Virginia Quarterly Review. Powell teaches in the English Department at University of San Francisco.

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Molly Springfield

Washington, DC—Ms. Springfield is an artist who makes drawings and installations based on textual artifacts. Balancing a deadpan, ironic sensibility with historical homage, her work addresses oppositions between reproduction and originality, reading and seeing, technology and labor, memory and nostalgia, digital and analog, and pencil and print. Molly\’s current projects include an ongoing series of drawings of photocopies of printed texts; a mixed-media project based on the life and writings of the 19th-century photography visionary William Henry Fox Talbot; an investigation into how handwritten marginalia reveals relationships between readers and books; and a visual \”translation\” of the first fifty pages… more »

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Bjork Viggosdotter

Iceland—\”I work with beauty and stories in my art. I like to use combination of different media in my works to encourage the audience use all their senses in viewing my work. I try to do installation that touches you and let you experience something visual and make sound that goes in to your memory. My world of visual poetry, sound, colours and emotions. I try to make art that makes your eyes hungry and your heart sad. Fill some people heads and make others mad. I love to do art and I also love art. Like to blend together… more »

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