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Carl Adamshick’s Curses and Wishes

Welcome to this year’s final episode of Late Night Debut! This month we feature Carl Adamshick’s debut poetry collection, Curses and Wishes, published by Louisiana State University Press. Marvin Bell selected Adamshick’s debut as the 2010 winner of the Walt Whitman Award and wrote the following about his work: “Reading these poems is like breathing fresh air. Carl Adamshick’s voice is instantly engaging. A sophisticated ear. A continuous feeling for measure. A clarity of complex feelings. The tactile and the mysterious. Emotion embedded rather than proclaimed. A subtle artistry. It is refreshing to read a poet who feels and thinks from inside sound and sense.”

This episode is co-hosted by Kara Candito and Dan DeWeese —our first episode hosted by two writers whose books have also been featured on Late Night Debut! We are psyched and honored to have them return as contributors.

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About Carl Adamshick:

Carl Adamshick is the co-founder of  Tavern Books. He is 2010 winner of the Walt Whitman Award and the William Stafford poet-in-residence at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. His work has been published in Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The Missouri Review and Narrative.



Check out our Q&A with Carl, and Kara Candito’s review of Curses and Wishes on Late Night Review.

About our co-hosts:

Kara Candito is the author of Taste of Cherry (University of Nebraska Press), winner of the 2008 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her work has been published in such journals and anthologies as BlackbirdAGNIPrairie SchoonerThe Kenyon ReviewGulf Coast, The RumpusBest New Poets 2007The Rumpus Original Poetry Anthology, and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012). A recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Santa Fe Arts Institute, Candito is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

Dan DeWeese’s novel, You Don’t Love This Man, was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and a winner of Late Night Library’s “Debut-litzer” Prize. His fiction has appeared in publications including Tin House, New England Review, and Washington Square, and he is Editor in Chief of Propeller Quarterly. He lives in Portland, Oregon.




Thanks for listening, and most of all, for reading.

Posted on: December 31, 2012 · Homepage, Late Night Debut, Podcasts ·Tags: , , .

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