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September 20, 2013

Arts in the Valley, September 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interview UC Merced Doctoral Candidate Michael Eissenger on the upcoming Merced Multicultural Center exhibit “Central Valley Threads.”

CENTRAL VALLEY THREADS,
“LIFE & ART IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY”
A GROUP EXHIBIT BY SCHOLARS FROM
UC MERCED AND UC DAVIS
SEPTEMBER 21ST – OCTOBER 4TH 2013
ARTISTS RECEPTION – SEPTEMBER 21ST 2013 | 6:30-9PM

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Featuring scholars from UC Merced and UC Davis, Central Valley Threads acknowledges both the unique and too often under represented study of arts in working class studies and the similarly underrepresented study of arts in the Central Valley by turning to a variety of working class cultures within the fields of fashion, food, music, and literature.

Featuring work by: Jan Goggins, Ray Winter, Susan Kaiser, Glenda Drew, Jesse Drew, and Melissa Chandon.

Sponsored by: UC Humanities Research Institute and UCM Center for the Humanities
http://www.artsmerced.org

September 20, 2013

Arts in the Valley, September 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interview poet Blas Falconer on his book Foundling Wheel which centers on the adoption of a gay couple’s first child, The Foundling Wheel employs apt imagery to create an emotional mosaic that explores the complicated bond between father and son.

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Blas Falconer is the author of The Foundling Wheel (Four Way Books, 2012); A Question of Gravity and Light (University of Arizona Press, 2007); and The Perfect Hour (Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press, 2006). He is also a co-editor for The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity (University of Arizona Press, 2011) and Mentor & Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010).

He teaches at University of Southern California and in the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University.

Falconer’s awards include a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, a Tennessee Individual Artist Grant, the New Delta Review Eyster Prize for Poetry, and the Barthelme Fellowship.

Born and raised in Virginia, Falconer earned an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland (1997) and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston (2002). He currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his family.
http://www.blasfalconer.com

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