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aspenwords_hero-opt-1024x288 Tell Us the Books that Changed Your Worldview - May 25, 2017 Over the past four months, publishers across the country have submitted book nominations for the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000... View Article
READERS RETREAT: Explore the Neapolitan Novels with Carole DeSanti (June 19-21) Why Readers Love Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels - This post was first published on the Aspen Institute’s blog on April 10, 2017. HBO recently announced its decision to bring the Neapolitan novels of... View Article
AspenWordsPoetrySlam2017-228 Winning Poems from the 4th Annual Youth Poetry Slam - Photo L to R: Owen O’Farrell, Beverly Patton, Eric Tinajero Poem by Eric Tinajero1st Place at the 4th Annual Youth Poetry Slam I grew up independent with no... View Article
Announcing the 2017 Class of Emerging Writer Fellows Announcing the 2017 Emerging Writer Fellows - March 1, 2017 Last week, Aspen Words announced its 2017 class of Emerging Writer Fellows. The fellowship program, now in its fifth year, seeks to... View Article
poetry-header-for-series-002 Poetic Justice: Owen O’Farrell -   Ms. Farenheit by Owen O’Farrell   I can be your hands, snap my fingers for you, snap bones for you, pull teeth for profit.... View Article