This week we welcome Mindy Aloff as our guest author. Mindy's essays, reviews, and interviews on dancing, literature, film, and other cultural subjects have appeared in many periodicals in the U.S. and Europe, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Threepenny Review, and The Wall Street Journal. Her collection of poems, Night Lights, with drawings by Patt Wagoner, was published in 1979 by Vi Gale's Prescott Street Press. Other books include Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation (Disney Editions) and Leaps in the Dark: Art and the World by Agnes de Mille (University Press of Florida). A former student of Nancy Willard, William Gifford, and Irving Feldman, she teaches dance criticism and history and the personal essay at Barnard College.
In other news . . .
For the month of October 2014, Coldfront Magazine will run a series of essays about the work and life of poet Paul Violi, whose last book, The Tame Magpie was released earlier this year. Steven Karl, Coldfront's features editor, is looking for work focused on Violi's poetry, poetics, and/or scholarship (this could encompass a single book/poem or multiple volumes). He's also hoping that those who knew Paul will submit personal narratives, antidotes, and pieces about Paul's influence as a writer, teacher, and human being. Send your work as a doc attachment to Steven directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with Celebrate Paul Violi as the subject line.