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Christina Daub co-founded The Plum Review, a national award winning poetry journal, started The Plum Writers' Retreats and The Plum Reading Series which featured Joseph Brodsky, Carolyn Forché, Mark Strand and many others. Recent work appears in Another Chicago Magazine, The Kenyon Review, Poetry Travels, PoetryXHunger, The Broadkill Review, The Southampton Review as well as the anthologies Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC, edited by Kim Roberts, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and The Paradelle, both edited by Billy Collins. Her work has been translated into Russian, Italian and German. She has taught Poetry and Creative Writing in the English Department at George Washington University and in both the Maryland and Virginia Poets-in-the-Schools programs as well as to adults for many years at The Writer's Center. Her poem, “At the One Step,” received a 2017 Pushcart Prize nomination. She is translating the poetry of Blanca Wiethüchter and Friederike Mayröcker and has recent articles in The Writer's Chronicle and The Austrian Riveter.

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Read my Interviews with

Rita Dove

Billy Collins

Joseph Brodsky

Rod Jellema

Mark Strand 

Mona Van Duyn

Nancy Naomi Carlson

Recent translations:

Poem from the German of Friederike Mayröcker: What Do You Need?

Poems from the Spanish

of Blanca Wiethüchter

in the Arlington Literary Journal, Gival Press and Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Book Reviews

What the Living Do, Poems by Marie Howe

The Library of Congress. Grace Cavalieri interviews me for "The Poet and Poem" radio broadcast

MP3 file here:

Folger Shakespeare Library O.B. Hardison
Poetry Reading with Naomi Shihab Nye
Wednesday, March 10, 2023, 7:30pm
Lutheran Church of the Reformation


Hear me read "One Step Down," a poem about the jazz bar by the same name that used to be on Pennsylvania Ave in D.C., and "Stillness," first published in The Southampton Review on "Jazzoetry,"
WPFW 89.3 FM, April 30
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"Motherhood Redux"

A Poetry Reading by

Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, & Beth Ann Fennelly  

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:00

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Camille Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry including Trophic Cascade. She has written the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Dungy is the editor of the anthology Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and several other anthologies, including From the Fishouse and Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade.

Tina Chang is the author of Hybrida, Half-Lit Houses, Of Gods & Strangers, and co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Chang is the first woman to be named poet laureate of Brooklyn, New York.

Beth Ann Fennelly has crafted three books of poetry: Open House, Tender Hooks, and Unmentionables and three books of prose: Great With Child: Letters to a Young Mother, a collection of essays; and Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, as well as a novel The Tilted World, co-authored with her husband Tom Franklin. Recently named Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the University of Mississippi, Fennelly is the state’s poet laureate.

This reading is part of the 2019/20
sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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