Cornelia Street Cafe to Feature Janet Kaplan

Janet Kaplan will give a poetry performance at the Cornelia Street Cafe tonight at 6pm.  The evening will also include poetry performances featuring Alexandra van de Kamp, Joanne McFarland, and Steve Caratzas.

The Fabian Almazan Trio (pianist and composer Fabian Almazan, bassist Linda Oh, and drummer Justin Brown) will will also be performing later in the evening (8:30pm).

Janet Kaplan is the author of The Groundnote, winner of the New York/New England competition from Alice James Books; The Glazier’s Country was the recipient of the 2002-2003 Poets Out Loud Prize from Fordham University Press; and Dreamlife of a Philanthropist, winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry and forthcoming in January from the University of Notre Dame Press. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships in poetry, including a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. A fourth collection of poetry, Ephemeris Time, is in progress, as is a novel, tentatively titled “The Desire of the Line.”  She is Poet in Residence at Fordham University.

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National Youth Literacy Day

August 26th is National Youth Literacy Day, a day focused on bringing awareness to the fundamental issue of youth education and literacy. Fordham University Press takes is passionate about literacy, and would like to spotlight the following four titles today:

Noted humanitarian and activist Dr. Kevin Cahill’s latest, Even in Chaos: Education in Times of Emergency, is a collection of essays written by world leaders and aid workers focusing on the vast importance of education and schools following destruction, natural disasters, war, and other catastrophes. (Now available in both paperback and hardcover)

The Dark Side of Literacy: Literature and Learning Not to Read is literary scholar Benjamin Bennett’s argument against the classical culture of reading. Since reading has long been thought to aid readers in understanding experiences they have not personally had, Bennett questions this association, calling attention to the fact that such an assumption can, in fact, be politically and morally dangerous. It’s an interesting, and not oft explored, side of the literacy issue.

Around the Book: Systems and Literacy is publishing in November, 2010. In it, Henry Sussman examines the past, present, and future of the book as a medium of information in an age of rapidly changing media. Through complex analysis of the nature of the book, Sussman concludes that the book is still a vital part of our culture–read it to learn all of the ways in which books still impact the way we live today.

The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens , publishing in February 2011, is Sarah Winter’s examination of just how Charles Dickens came to lodge himself into the global collective reading culture. She elucidates his methods, spotlighting his publishing process of serialization, his establishment of his authority as an author, and the ways in which his serialized fiction made use of memory and other senses, thus establishing his work as the very foundation of what think of as “reading” and “fiction” today.

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Salvatore Basile's New Website

Acclaimed Fordham author Salvatore Basile now has a website where you can find news, reviews, events, and other information about the eclectic writer/music historian/music enthusiast and his first book, Fifth Avenue Famous.

The site also includes a blog , updated frequently by the author himself. The blog contains ruminations on everything from cookbooks to the publishing process of Fifth Avenue Famous.

Check the site for updates and information!

Acclaimed Fordham author Salvatore Basile now has a website where you can find news, reviews, events, and other information about the eclectic writer/music historian/music enthusiast and his first book, Fifth Avenue Famous. The site also includes a blog , updated … Full Story

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