MFAW-WA student Jo Manu’s essay “On the Level” has just been accepted for publication in the anthology Queer Voices. The book will be put out by the Minnesota Historical Society Press (pub date TBD). Jo has had a good July, 2018; she also received an Engaged Artist Award of $2,000, sponsored by PEN America, joined by other Goddard students Amy Barnes, Lisa Chambers, Will Duprey, Ron Estrada, Brian Jackson, Jo Manu Maltzman, Sarah Monahan, Jay Sheets, and Rachel Spalding. PEN Canada member Magdalen Bowyer, also received the honor.
For readers interested in the GLBT history of Minnesota, Queer Twin Cities (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010, 332 p., paper, $25.00) provides a critical history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender visibility and presence in Minnesota. The book was assembled by the Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project, an editorial collective of students, professors, and activists who compiled an archive of oral histories drawn primarily from long-time (30-plus years) area residents.
MFAW-WA Student Jo Manu’s Essay Taken for Anthology
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MICHAEL KLEIN’s third book of poems, “The Talking Day” (Sibling Rivalry Press) is both a Thom Gunn Award Finalist and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. His second book, “then, we were still living” (GenPop Books), was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and his first book, “1990”, tied with James Schuyler’s Collected Poems to win the award in 1993. His new book, "When I Was a Twin" will be published in the fall of 2015 by Sibling Rivalry Press. He also has written a collection of short, lyric essays, “States of Independence” which won the 2011 BLOOM Chapbook contest in non-fiction judged by Rigoberto Gonzalez and was published in 2012 and two memoirs “Track Conditions” (Lambda Literary Award finalist) and “The End of Being Known”, both published by the University of Wisconsin Press. His poems, essays and interviews with American poets have appeared in POETRY, American Poetry Review, BLOOM, Fence, Tin House, Ploughshares, Provincetown Arts, Poets & Writers and many other publications. He has taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Binghamton University, Manhattanville and for the last 15 years has been part of the writing faculty at Goddard College, in Vermont. For many years he was on the faculty of the summer program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was a fellow in 1990 and now teaches at Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts. He lives in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Find him at: http://www.hauntedimportantly.com. @boypoet
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