Jose Padua to Guest at Spoken World Online June 15th–Monday’s Theme: Growing Pains

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JP_Self-Portrait_IMG_20190726_152900_658Jose Padua’s first full length book, A Short History of Monsters, was chosen by former poet laureate Billy Collins as the winner of the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize and is now out from the University of Arkansas Press. His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in publications such as BombSalon.comBeloit Poetry JournalExquisite CorpseAnother Chicago MagazineUnbearablesCrimes of the Beats, Up is Up, but So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, and others. He has written features and reviews for SalonThe WeeklingsNYPress, Washington City Paper, the Brooklyn Rail, and the New York Times, and has read his work at Lollapalooza, CBGBs, the Knitting Factory, the Public Theater, the Living Theater, the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, and many other venues. He was a…

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2 responses to “Jose Padua to Guest at Spoken World Online June 15th–Monday’s Theme: Growing Pains

  1. That was incredible Jose. I am so happy I saw/heard it. I meant exactly what I said (which is very rare btw—I almost always need serious speech edits) You blend a journalist eye/ear with a poet’s grace and humorist’s sword (razor sharp –but NOT the mean sarcastic kind) so deftly it almost feels like music. Btw–The line I mentioned is from Italo Calvino: Humor is the purest form of subversion.

    It was really, really great. Thank You. Cheers!

    On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 9:27 AM Shenandoah Breakdown wrote:

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    • shenandoahbreakdown

      wow, thanks, Lynn! I enjoyed the reading today–I don’t always have the right energy going in, but today I felt pretty good. I do like that idea that I’m doing a report from somewhere, and adding my own dimensions. Cheers and cheers again!

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