In The Margins E8: Diversity in Print: An Interview with Backbone Press

Get inspired every 1st and 3rd Tuesday! Produced by tatestreeet.org, “In the Margins” is a dialogue with Tate Street Managing Editor, Abigail Browning, and special guests about the creative process of writing, publishing, and the inside knowledge of the literary world.  Listeners of all skills, backgrounds, and interests are invited to share in the conversation with editors, writers, and creative minds.

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E8 Guest: Managing Editor Crystal Simone Smith

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Managing Editor, Crystal Simone Smith has “a small press with a big vision.”  Smith describes her transition from graphic designer to press editor and the importance of publishers who support ethnic minority writers.

Podcast Notes:

Crystal Simone Smith was raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland and educated in North Carolina at Bennett College, UNC-Greensboro, and Queens University of Charlotte. She is Managing Editor for Backbone Press and currently lives in Durham, NC, where she teaches Composition and Creative Writing. http://crystalsimonesmith.com

Backbone Press

Backbone Press Annual Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize
The Lucille Clifton Annual Poetry Contest, held each spring, honors the prolific work of poet great Lucille Clifton. Widely celebrated for her unpretentious and unapologetic poems, Clifton’s unique free verse was free of punctuation, taut, and always recognizably her. When submitting think: humanness, struggle, adversity, resilience.

  • “Her life, her way of seeing and walking in the world were the backbone of her work. I am her daughter. Her backbone is mine. And yours.” ~Sidney Clifton
  • For further guidelines: http://www.backbonepress.org/contests

Journals Mentioned

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Books Mentioned

Queens University Masters in the Fine Arts (Charlotte, NC)

Upcoming Poetry Readings with Crystal Simone Smith

  • May 4, 2015: Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

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Producers: Ray Crampton and Abigail Browning
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About: In the Margins

ITM Abigail Browning Producers: Ray Crampton and Abigail Browning
Produced by: tatestreet.org
Music Provided by: Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander: http://www.campusfive.com
Podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tatestreetorg
Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/tatestreetorg
Podcast Email: writeus@tatestreet.org

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