Marie Howe's most recent poetry collection is The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (W.W. Norton, 2008). Her poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, and Harvard Review. Her honors include National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships. She is presently on the writing faculties at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, and New York University and in August 2012 was named the Poet Laureate of New York.
Joseph Fasano is the author of Fugue for Other Hands, winner of the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award. His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Boston Review, Tin House, The Times Literary Supplement, FIELD, Passages North, and other publications. His poem "Mahler in New York" won the RATTLE Poetry Prize, and he has been a finalist for the Missouri Review Editors' Prize, The Times Literary Supplement Poetry Competition, the Autumn House Poetry Contest, and the Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books, as well as a recent Pushcart Prize nominee. He teaches at Columbia University and Manhattanville College.
Danez Smith is a Cave Canem Fellow, Pushcart Nominee, Survivor & Black Queer from St. Paul, MN. Danez was featured in The Academy of American Poets’ Emerging Poets Series by Patricia Smith & was a finalist for the 2013 RATTLE Poetry Prize. Danez is the author of hands on ya knees, a chapbook published by Penmanship Books. His full-length collection, [insert] Boy, will be published in 2014 by Yes Yes Books. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, Devil’s Lake, The Cortland Review, Anti-, & elsewhere. Danez started writing because of slams & necessity, & placed 6th in the world at the 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam & is the 2013 Rustbelt Midwest Regional Slam Champion. Danez twerks with the best, has no time for the rest. He writes & lives in Oakland, CA.
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The Paris-American, Yr. 3
April 4th, 2014
10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
Danez Smith (Winner of The Paris-American Prize, 2014)
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