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Lit Fest Press / Festival of Language
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6.0 X 0.38 X 9.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
Winner of a Gertrude Stein Award in Poetry, Finalist for the America's Award in Fiction (for The Library of Thomas Rivka), finalist in the New American Poetry Series (Tautological Eye), finalist in the Ronald Sukenick Award in Fiction (A History of Zero & Alter Fictions), Martin Nakell has published 14 books of poetry and fiction. Nakell has collaborated with other artists, including a book and performance collaboration with the photographer JoAnn Callis, an art show catalogue with Deanne Belinoff, a musical/poetry composition with Sean Naidoo and Brandon Stuhl, a cover art/poetry project with the artist Steve Roden, a screenplay based on his short stories with Matthew Simmons, and a screenplay based on one of his novels with Derrick Wibben. Mr. Nakell, who earned an MA in English at San Francisco State (under Robert Creeley & Mark Linenthal) and a Doctorate of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany, (under William Dumbleton and Eugene Garber) is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Chapman University, and has been Visiting Professor in Creative Writing at the University of California at San Diego. He is the co-founding Director of Ischia Arts: The Program in Creative Writing. He serves on the national board of &NOW, and was the Co-Director of &NOW '08. He serves regularly on the panel for The Americas Award in Belle Lettres. Mr. Nakell has held fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Blue Mountain Center, the Gell Writers Center, State University of New York at Albany; he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, from Chapman University, and from the University of California. Mr. Nakell has given many readings of his work at such venues as the École Normale Supérieur (&NOW Paris), New York University, the University of Notre Dame, Oxford University, City Lights Books, Shakespeare & Co. (Paris) Barbara's Books (Chicago), the AWP Conference (Chicago & Boston), the Graduate School of the Chicago Arts Institute, Elliot Bay Books (Seattle), the University of Maine, Sub-voicity (London), The Arts Lab (London), the Trojan Horse (Tel Aviv), etc.