Issue 8

Welcome to the eighth issue of Podium! Students featured in this issue were selected from our Spring 2010 creative writing workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and playwriting. We are proud to present the wide variety of styles and forms that make up our student body.

The 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center's Writing Program offers writers, from first-time to seasoned, the opportunity to take workshops with well-known authors/instructors that range from literary seminars to open-enrollment and advanced-level creative writing workshops. At the end of each semester, one student from each class is selected to showcase his/her work in Podium.

The featured artist in this issue is photographer Peter Pop.

We hope you enjoy the issue, and don't forget to check out our line-up of classes, now online!

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Chapter One: Accounting—Elizabeth Shah Hosseini 
From Colum McCann's Master Class in Fiction

No Neck Brace For Me—Brent Shearer 
Selected from Nelly Reifler's Advanced Fiction Workshop

You Destroyed Everything—Meredith Turits 
From Stephen Wright's Novel Workshop

The Lovely Spectacle—Emily Eiselein 
From Fiona Maazel's Advanced Fiction Workshop

The Leaving—Jennifer Epting 

Selected from Nalini Jones' Fiction Workshop


Passion Alice—Christopher Nickelson 
From Terrance Hayes' Poetry Master Class

Whoso List to Haunt—Mary Patrice Woehling 
From Molly Peacock's Poetry Seminar

In My Name—Rochelle Goldstein 
From Jean Valentine's Advanced Poetry Workshop

Guiding the Snow Owl—Andrea Fry 
From Marie Ponsot's Poetry Thesis Workshop

Glosa: Courting My Demons*—Patricia Behrens 
From Grace Schulman's Advanced Poetry Tutorial

Marcel Speaks to Edward and Henry at Heathrow Airport—Patrick James 
From Jeanne Marie Beaumont's Advanced Poetry Workshop

Home is Home—Janet Kirchheimer 

From David Yezzi's Poetry Workshop


Burma—Andrea Woodhouse 
From Joyce Johnson's Advanced Nonfiction Workshop


Where Eagles' Dare—Nicholas Platt 
From Han Ong's Playwriting Workshop

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