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“Wobbling”, by Debora coombs

“Wobbling”, by Debora coombs

Debora Coombs, from Readsboro, Vermont had a Paper published, for the very first time, at an international math conference in 2020 that resulted in a show at The 2021 Mathematical Art Exhibition "for aesthetically pleasing works that combine mathematics and art. Her...

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Debut Novel: Leslie Kirk Campbell

Debut Novel: Leslie Kirk Campbell

Congratulations to PLAYA alum, Leslie Kirk Campbell on her debut novel. Leslie Kirk Campbell, of San Fransisco, California has had her debut novel, The Man With Eight Pairs Of Legs, a collection of fiction short stories, published by Sarabande Books in 2022. Campbell...

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2022 Guggenheim Fellows

2022 Guggenheim Fellows

Nancy Floyd from Bend, Oregon and, Kelli Connell from Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois were awarded Guggenheim Fellowship in 2022. Guggenheim Fellowships were awarded to 180 scientists, writers, scholars and artists in 51 fields. Floyd and Connell were two of 13...

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“Visit” the High Desert Via New PLAYA Anthology

“Visit” the High Desert Via New PLAYA Anthology

It’s not the worst of pandemic privations, but I am suffering Great Basin withdrawal. Sticking close to home, I really miss visiting those beloved open spaces. No whiffs of sage and juniper after an evanescent rain. No hyperventilated vistas across rabbitbrush flats...

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A Portable Power: Farnaz Fatemi

A Portable Power: Farnaz Fatemi

Farnaz Fatemi is an Iranian-American poet, editor, and writing teacher in Santa Cruz, CA. She is a member and cofounder of The Hive Poetry Collective, which presents a weekly radio show and podcast in Santa Cruz County and hosts readings and poetry-related events. Her...

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A Way to Be a Human Being: James Reed

A Way to Be a Human Being: James Reed

James Reed is a South African visual artist currently living in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Masters of Art in Social Sculpture with distinction from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (2007). He works in diverse genres of visual art and social practice, much...

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From Mauna to PLAYA: Lehuauakea Fernandez

From Mauna to PLAYA: Lehuauakea Fernandez

Lehuauakea Fernandez is a mixed Native Hawaiian interdisciplinary artist from Hilo, Hawaiʻi. She has participated in several group shows in Portland, Oregon, most recently the 23rd Annual Recent Graduates Exhibition at Blackfish Gallery. Through a range of craft-based...

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Pure Joy: Barbara Rockman

Pure Joy: Barbara Rockman

PLAYA alumna Barbara Rockman is the author of Sting and Nest, winner of the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, and recipient of the National Press Women Book Prize. Her poems appear in numerous anthologies and journals including Calyx, Bellingham Review, Louisville...

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