2009 Archive

"Serving Literature by the Tweet"

"The brains behind Electric Literature are Andy Hunter, 28, and Scott Lindenbaum, 26, writers who met in 2006 at Brooklyn College's M.F.A. program in fiction writing." >>


"Guggenheim-Award Winning Playwright Thomas Bradshaw Receives Raves for The Bereaved"

"Thomas Bradshaw, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications and 2009 Guggenheim-award-winning playwright, received a rave New York Times theater review for his off-Broadway stage play, The Bereaved." >>


"Dr. Elizabeth Nunez's Seventh Novel, Anna In-Between, Praised by The New York Times, Booklist, and Library Journal"

"CUNY Distinguished Professor Dr. Elizabeth Nunez of Medgar Evers College has penned her seventh novel, Anna In-Between, a work exploring family strife and immigrant identity" >>


"The Poetry of Science"

"Kimiko Hahn is the author of eight collections of poetry, Distinguished Professor of creative writing at Queens College, celebrated for work that is at once 'sensual, lyrical, heartbreaking, intellectual and political.' So why are we writing about her on Tierney Lab?" >>


"'The Great World': Setting, history and characters in fine balance"

"Colum McCann's novel opens with a stunning five-page set piece about a tightrope performance that was called 'the artistic crime of the 20th century....McCann, a native of Ireland who teaches at New York's Hunter College, sideswipes readers with language." >>


"Prize Gives an Author Some Time to Exhale"

"'I kind of wrote that in a fit,' Mr. [Michael] Thomas, 41, who teaches literature and creative writing at Hunter College, said of the novel. 'I had a bunch of jobs. I was teaching four classes a semester and two or three in the summer, and working construction and coaching soccer and baseball and trying to build my house. I don't think it is something I could replicate.'" >>


"A Wise Guy Mystery Writer Makes Good"

"A Brooklyn boy who came of age in New York City's noir period of the 1970s, [Reed Farrel] Coleman found his calling when he took a night school class in detective fiction at Brooklyn College." >>


"Brevity's Also the Soul of Lit"

"It's been more than 20 years since the American short story was at the height of its popularity, but pity not Amy Hempel, who burst on the scene in 1985 and remains one of the form's brighter lights and more committed practitioners." >>


"Queens College to Dust Off French Poetry Format"

"The Poetry Society of America and Queens College's MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation have teamed up to host 'The New Salon in Queens,' two poetry readings and discussions that take after a format once popular in 17th century Paris." >>


"Lincoln, a writer for the ages: a review of Fred Kaplan's Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer"

"A professor of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Kaplan answers 'the obvious question--why another book on Lincoln?' by focusing on the role of literature in shaping his mind and prose style and highlighting the application of 'his gifts as a writer' to his political career and private life." >>


"Meena Alexander: Lighthearted Musings by a Serious Poet"

"Take a look at Meena Alexander's list of accomplishments and you might assume she's so serious its scary: Eight books of poetry, two novels, a memoir, awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller and Fulbright Foundations...But at her small, windowless office on day last spring, Alexander was anything but intimidating."  >>