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November, 2008

Reiko Yamado, Melissa Sandor, Noah Simblist, Jean Day, Kimberly Elkins, Damian Van Denburgh

Jean Day

Berkley, CA — Jean Day’s publications include eight books of poetry, the most recent of which are Enthusiasm: Odes & Otium (Adventures in Poetry, 2006) and the chapbook Daydream (The Eponym) (Belladonna, 2008). Her work has also appeared in a number of anthologies, among them The Best American Poetry 2004 (Scribner, 2004), Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women (Talisman House, 1998), From the Other Side of This Century: A New American Poetry, 1960-1990 (Sun & Moon, 1993), and In the American Tree (National Poetry Foundation, 1986). She is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for… more »

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Kimberly Elkins

New York, NY —  Kimberly grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, and received a B.A. in English from Duke University, and an MFA in Fiction from Florida State University.  She is now a resident of New York City, where she’s also had three plays produced.  Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Best New American Voices 2004, The Village Voice, Glamour, Prevention Magazine the McGraw-Hill college literature textbook, \”Arguing Through Literature,\” and a personal essay is upcoming in Maisonneuve.  Kimberly was a 2004 Finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, and won… more »

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Noah Simblist

Dallas, Texas — Noah Simblist is an artist and writer living in Dallas, TX. His work explores iconography that deals with the political role of the artist, the concept of forgiveness, Christian Zionism and the idea of home in the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An Assistant Professor of Art at SMU, he won the 2007 Moss/Chumley award and is a regular contributor to ART LIES and Art Papers magazines as well as Glasstire.com and Zerodegreesart.com. Recent projects include co-editing issue #56 of Art Lies magazine around the theme of collectivism as well as \”Collecting and Collectivity,\” a series of lectures, panel discussions… more »

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Damian Van Denburgh

New York, NY — After twenty-two years in the animation industry, Damian is finally pursuing his first ambition and writing a book (and it has nothing to do with animation). He’s also completing his undergraduate degree, which he’d started and abandoned twenty-five years ago, not long after one of his writing teachers, William Kennedy, told him that he should start writing a book.

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Reiko Yamada

Everett, MA  —  A native of Hiroshima, Japan, Reiko holds a Bachelor\’s degree in Jazz Composition from the Berklee College of Music and a Master\’s degree in Classical Composition from Boston University.  Her compositions include solo, chamber, choral and orchestral music, as well as collaborative projects with jazz musicians and dancers.  She is the founder (2005) and artistic director of the JYUGOYA Ensemble, which she led on successful three-city tour in Japan in the summer 2008, presenting a program consisting entirely of her original compositions. The tour\’s main sponsors include the Hiroshima Opera and Music Promotion Committee and the Japan-America… more »

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