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Nguyen Phan Que Mai with Bruce Weigl, 1 March 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 1, 2015, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai read from her work along with translator and poet Bruce Weigl, and then took questions from the audience.

Born in a small North Vietnamese village, Nguyen Phan Que Mai has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University (UK) and is the author of four books of poems. She has been translated and published in English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Uzbek, and Bengali. Que Mai won some of the top literary awards of Vietnam including the Poetry of the Year 2010 Award from the Hanoi Writers Association as well as the Capital’s Literature & Arts Award. Her latest poetry collection The Secret of Hoa Sen, translated by Bruce Weigl and published by BOA Editions, is said to build new bridges between Vietnam and America – two cultures bound together by war and destruction.

You may listen to the audio of this reading on the Lannan Podcast site or get further information on the Lannan Foundation site.

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Nguyen Phan Que Mai with Bruce Weigl, 1 March 2015 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 1, 2015, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai read from her work along with translator and poet Bruce Weigl, and then took questions from the audience.

Born in a small North Vietnamese village, Nguyen Phan Que Mai has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University (UK) and is the author of four books of poems. She has been translated and published in English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Uzbek, and Bengali. Que Mai won some of the top literary awards of Vietnam including the Poetry of the Year 2010 Award from the Hanoi Writers Association as well as the Capital’s Literature & Arts Award. Her latest poetry collection The Secret of Hoa Sen, translated by Bruce Weigl and published by BOA Editions, is said to build new bridges between Vietnam and America – two cultures bound together by war and destruction.

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You may watch the video of this reading on the Lannan Podcast site or get further information on the Lannan Foundation site.

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Michael Lawler Performs The Fever, 11 May 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 11, 2014.

Actor Mike Lawler performed Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, a 90-minute monologue about a person who becomes ill while struggling to find morality in the face of an unjust society.

Michael Lawler’s many theatrical credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, To Kill a Mockingbird, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arizona Theatre Company); Our Town, Noises Off, Company, Will Rogers Follies, Cabaret (ariZoni Award), Beauty and the Beast, Gypsy (Phoenix Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Burning in the Night- A Hobo’s Song (World Premiere, Theater Works); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Actors Theatre); The Fever (Theatre In My Basement); Talley’s Folly (Canyon Moon Theatre); and Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Immigrant, Vilna’s Got a Golem (Arizona Jewish Theatre Co.).

Television credits include a co-leading role in the BBC mini-series Spies, Lies, and the Superbomb as well as the Lifetime mini-series Maneater. Michael was a visiting instructor of theatre at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO where he directed productions of Our Town and Fortinbras. He is thrilled to be a member of Phoenix Theatre’s Partners That Heal, bringing story theatre and entertainment to children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

You may listen to the audio of this performance on the Lannan Podcast site or get further information on the Lannan Foundation site.

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Michael Lawler Performs The Fever, 11 May 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 11, 2014.

Michael Lawler

Actor Mike Lawler performed Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, a 90-minute monologue about a person who becomes ill while struggling to find morality in the face of an unjust society.

Michael Lawler’s many theatrical credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, To Kill a Mockingbird, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arizona Theatre Company); Our Town, Noises Off, Company, Will Rogers Follies, Cabaret (ariZoni Award), Beauty and the Beast, Gypsy (Phoenix Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Burning in the Night- A Hobo’s Song (World Premiere, Theater Works); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Actors Theatre); The Fever (Theatre In My Basement); Talley’s Folly (Canyon Moon Theatre); and Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Immigrant, Vilna’s Got a Golem (Arizona Jewish Theatre Co.).

Television credits include a co-leading role in the BBC mini-series Spies, Lies, and the Superbomb as well as the Lifetime mini-series Maneater. Michael was a visiting instructor of theatre at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO where he directed productions of Our Town and Fortinbras. He is thrilled to be a member of Phoenix Theatre’s Partners That Heal, bringing story theatre and entertainment to children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Carrie Fountain with Naomi Shihab Nye, 16 March 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 16, 2014, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Carrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, and Poetry, among other publications. Her debut collection, Burn Lake, was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Born and raised in Mesilla, New Mexico, Fountain received her MFA as a fellow at the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and teaches at St. Edward’s University in Austin, where she lives with her husband, the playwright Kirk Lynn, and their two children. Her second collection, Instant Winner, will be published by Penguin in October of 2014.

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Carrie Fountain with Naomi Shihab Nye, 16 March 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 16, 2014, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Carrie Fountain with Naomi Shihab Nye

Carrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, and Poetry, among other publications. Her debut collection, Burn Lake, was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Born and raised in Mesilla, New Mexico, Fountain received her MFA as a fellow at the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and teaches at St. Edward’s University in Austin, where she lives with her husband, the playwright Kirk Lynn, and their two children. Her second collection, Instant Winner, will be published by Penguin in October of 2014.

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Frank X Walker, Poetry, 20 October 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Meeting House in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 20, 2013.

For this second Poetry Sunday event of 2013, we are delighted that Frank X Walker came in from Lexington, Kentucky to read for us. He was introduced by poet Arthur Sze.

Frank X Walker, poet laureate of Kentucky, completed his MFA in Writing at Spalding University in 2003 and is currently an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Kentucky. He has published five books of poetry, including the Lillian Smith Book Award winning collection, Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York; Kentucky Public Librarians’ Choice Award nominee Affrilachia; and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate this Ride.

Mr. Walker received a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry in 2005. He is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, editor of America! What’s My Name? The “Other” Poets Unfurl the Flag and Eclipsing a Nappy New Millennium.

You may learn more about Frank X Walker on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Frank X Walker, Poetry, 20 October 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Meeting House in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 20, 2013.

Frank X Walker, Poetry, 20 October 2013

For this second event of 2013, we are delighted that Frank X Walker came in from Lexington, Kentucky to read for us. He was introduced by poet Arthur Sze.

Frank X Walker, poet laureate of Kentucky, completed his MFA in Writing at Spalding University in 2003 and is currently an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Kentucky. He has published five books of poetry, including the Lillian Smith Book Award winning collection, Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York; Kentucky Public Librarians’ Choice Award nominee Affrilachia; and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate this Ride.

Mr. Walker received a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry in 2005. He is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, editor of America! What’s My Name? The “Other” Poets Unfurl the Flag and Eclipsing a Nappy New Millennium.

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Sarah Lindsay, Reading, 19 May 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 19, 2013.

Poet Sarah Lindsay read from her work after an introduction by poet Arthur Sze, and then took questions from the audience.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1958, the poet Sarah Lindsay works as a copy editor and proofreader in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is the author of Primate Behavior (Grove Press Poetry Series, 1997) which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Mount Clutter (Grove Press Poetry Series, 2002); and Twigs and Knucklebones (Copper Canyon Press, 2008). A graduate of St. Olaf College and the UNC-Greensboro MFA program in creative writing, she apprenticed for a few years at Unicorn Press, learning to set type, print and bind books by hand. She plays the cello with friends in a quartet that is sometimes a trio or quintet, and lives with her husband and small dog among toppling piles of books. In 2009, Sarah received the M. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood prize from the Poetry Foundation and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Her new collection, Debt to the Bone-Eating Snotflower, is due from Copper Canyon Press later this year.

You may listen to the audio of this reading on the Lannan Podcast site or get further information on the Lannan Foundation site.

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Sarah Lindsay, Reading, 19 May 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 19, 2013.

Sarah Lindsay

Poet Sarah Lindsay read from her work after an introduction by poet Arthur Sze, and then took questions from the audience.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1958, the poet Sarah Lindsay works as a copy editor and proofreader in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is the author of Primate Behavior (Grove Press Poetry Series, 1997) which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Mount Clutter (Grove Press Poetry Series, 2002); and Twigs and Knucklebones (Copper Canyon Press, 2008). A graduate of St. Olaf College and the UNC-Greensboro MFA program in creative writing, she apprenticed for a few years at Unicorn Press, learning to set type, print and bind books by hand. She plays the cello with friends in a quartet that is sometimes a trio or quintet, and lives with her husband and small dog among toppling piles of books. In 2009, Sarah received the M. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood prize from the Poetry Foundation and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Her new collection, Debt to the Bone-Eating Snotflower, is due from Copper Canyon Press later this year.

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