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by Jason Gargano 06.30.2010
Posted In: Literary at 03:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cincinnati Native Makes New Yorker List

The New Yorker magazine recently published its Summer Fiction issue. It includes a list of what its editors deem as the 20 novelists under the age of 40 worth watching, an endeavor destined to be as contentious as it no doubt was excruciating to craft. (There's a reason the magazine hasn't published such a list in more than a decade.)

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by 03.20.2009
Posted In: Visual Art, Literary at 08:48 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Artists in Parks

Cincinnati Artists are invited by the Cincinnati Park Board to participate in their new Artist Registry by submitting a portfolio or work and a resume. This is the beginning of the process whereby artists will be commissioned to crate public art for the Cincinnati Riverfront Park and other future projects.

The deadline for first application review is April 10.

To learn more visit the Park Board Website.

“All mediums and techniques are eligible as we gather information from visual artists, writers and poets, video and audio artists and Composers,” says a press release from the board. “Our intention is to build multidisciplinary teams able to collaborate on conceptual design work, as well as production teams for final design and fabrication.  We also actively seek great stories to tell about Cincinnati Riverfront history through artworks.”

Have questions? Contact Jan Brown Checco, art administrator via jan@brownchecco.com or call the Administration Building at 513-357-2604.

by Jason Gargano 02.04.2009
Posted In: Movies, Literary at 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Culmination of Corso Fest

The local multimedia festival celebrating of the life and legacy of Beat poet Gregory Corso, dubbed "I Gave Away the Sky," culminates this week with two events.

From 7-9 p.m. Thursday is “The Nightest Night: A Reading Honoring the Poetry and Posey of Gregory Corso” at the Reed Gallery in UC’s DAAP building. Among those taking part is local poet Matt Hart, who was gracious enough to let CityBeat publish his tribute to Corso on our Web site.

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by 01.16.2009
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Nikki Giovanni Publishes a New Book of Poems

Earlier this week, Bicycles: Love Poems by Cincinnati-native and Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni went on sale. The poems in this collection are meant to serve as a companion to her 1997 work, Love Poems. This is her 27th work. In the book, she addresses, among many things, the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Hear an interview with Giovanni and read an excerpt on NPR here.

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by Jason Gargano 12.05.2008
Posted In: Literary at 06:27 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mercantile Library Announces 2009 Season

The Mercantile Library announced its 2009 lineup of guest speakers today. It’s an impressive list.

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