For the third issue of Podium, eleven students were selected from the spring session of the Unterberg Poetry Center's workshops—taught by poets Marie Ponsot, Rachel Wetzsteon, Glyn Maxwell and Molly McQuade; fiction writers Katherine Mosby and Stephen Wright; nonfiction writers Joyce Johnson and Daphne Merkin; and playwright Han Ong. It is always exciting for us to see, when putting together the issue, the amazing work that the students produce while in the writing program. We are honored to publish their work here.
Jason Geller, our featured photographer, lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn—the site of his current photo project. Each of Geller's photographs evokes a story and a mood, just as a stirring piece of writing does.
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