Presenting our nominees for Best New Poets!

by May 24, 2017News

Our Foglifter nominees for Best New Poets: Christina Quintana.

Quintana’s plays have been produced in New Orleans, Atlanta, New York City, and beyond. Plays and musicals include: EVENSONG (Astoria Performing Arts Center), GUMBO (lyrics & book), with music by Brett Macias (Merry Go Round’s The PiTCH; Finalist TRU New Musicals Series; Musical Theatre Factory), ENTER YOUR SLEEP (Elm Theatre New Orleans; FringeNYC), SCISSORING (Finalist Kitchen Dog New Works Festival; Finalist Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition; Kilroys Honorable Mention), and BLANK CANVAS (“Best Short” Downtown Urban Theatre Festival).

Her chapbook of poetry, The Heart Wants, was recently released from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry and prose is published in Front Porch Journal, Saw Palm, Nimrod Journal, Foglifter, and others. Several of her poems have been performed by Emotive Fruition, including “He-lium,” featured on NPR’s hit show Radiolab.

She is the creator of The Live Lunch Series, the recipient of fellowships from Van Lier/The Lark, CubaOne, Queer/Art, and Lambda Literary, and commissions from the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST)/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project, Peppercorn Theatre, and Actor’s Express. She is a proud member of EST’s Obie-winning cohort of playwrights, Youngblood, and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts.

Our Foglifter nominees for Best New Poets: Timothy Carrier

Tim Carrier is from St. Louis and lives in New York City. He earned an MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts (as a white / non-Native student), was a Lambda Literary Fellow in 2014, and was awarded the 2015 Galway Kinnell Memorial Scholarship at the Community of Writers.

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