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Unterberg Poetry Center

Unterberg Poetry Center

Our fourth issue marks our one-year anniversary since we launched last summer! We have had the pleasure to publish many new writers and well-established authors who have made this literary magazine so exciting for the Poetry Center, it's contributors and the community.

Each semester, instructors select students to be published in Podium to display the magic and talent that takes place in the Unterberg Poetry Center's writing program.

For this issue, we selected Brooklyn-based artist Benjamin Edmiston for our cover art in the summer issue. His Blockhead pieces especially tickled us with his wit and imagination. You can view more of his amazing artwork here.

If you are interested in learning more about the Unterberg Poetry Center's writing program, please click here or sign-up for our eNews for the latest on upcoming events at the Poetry Center.

We would like to thank the instructors who participated in Podium (it wouldn't exist without you!) this season, and a warm congratulations to the writers who were selected. Now enjoy!
 

Fiction

The Girl from Good Mood—Lisa Maguire 
Selected by Sigrid Nunez from the Advanced Fiction Workshop

Everything I've Ever Written is a Lie—Pamela Burke 
Selected by Myla Goldberg from the Advanced Fiction Workshop

On Rejected Excerpt #39 of the 9/11 Commission's Report—S. Tremaine Nelson 
Selected by Myla Goldberg from the Advanced Fiction Workshop

Poetry

Radish—Dorothy Ball 
Selected by Emily Fragos from the Advanced Poetry Workshop

The Fall—David Corcoran 
Selected by Emily Fragos from the Advanced Poetry Workshop

Intensive Care—Leslie Seldin 
Selected by Emily Fragos from the Advanced Poetry Workshop

I want to be wrong in a beautiful way—Jeannie Vanasco 
Selected by Rachel Hadas from the Advanced Poetry Workshop

Minerva: Daily Upsweep—Krista Leahy 
Selected by Rachel Hadas from the Advanced Poetry Workshop

Unleaving in Summer—Elizabeth Gaffney 
Selected by Rachel Hadas from the Advanced Poetry Workshop

About the Instructors

Sigrid Nunez's novels include A Feather on the Breath of God, Naked Sleeper, For Rouenna and most recently, The Last of Her Kind. She has taught writing at Smith College, Columbia University, the New School and the University of California, Irvine.

Myla Goldberg author of the novels Bee Season (a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award) and Wickett's Remedy. Her stories have appeared in McSweeney's and Harper's, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times and Bookforum.

Rachel Hadas is the author of more than 15 books of poetry, essays and translations. Her most recent collection is called The River of Forgetfulness.

Emily Fragos's books of poetry include Little Savage and the forthcoming The Juggler's Hands. She is the editor of two anthologies of poetry, The Great Cat and The Dance, and is working on a third, about music, due in April 2009. She teaches at New York University and Columbia University.