Keith Waldrop won the 2009 National Book Award for “Transcendental Studies,” a trilogy of collage poems. The two poems below are from “Transcendental Studies.”
A recipient of a 2009 MacArthur genius grant, Deborah Eisenberg has been publishing spare and elegant short fiction to national acclaim since the ’80s, winning the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2000, a Guggenheim fellowship and three O. Henry Awards.
The nominations for the 2009 Tony Awards bear a distinctly Tinseltown glint, with big- and small-screen heavyweights leading the list. A number of the recognized performers — Angela Lansbury, James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Marcia Gay Harden, Allison Janney and Jane Fonda, just to name a few — have had incredibly successful careers on television and in film. And many of the nominated works have been adapted from movies.
The Road Home program was granted $7.5 billion by the federal government to help New Orleans homeowners rebuild. But of the 109,000 families who have applied, only 1,300 homeowners have received anything. The NewsHour reports on the reconstruction process. Continue reading