INTERVIEW with VIDA’s Amy King & Jane Kinney-Denning, president of WNBA-NYC and VP-elect for the national organization 

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EXCERPT:

“Without volunteers, VIDA would not exist. In fact, we created a one-page handout for the release of this past count because ‘What can I do to help?’ has become a recurring mantra indicative of how much larger VIDA is than the faces the organization has come to be associated with. VIDA has tapped into a pervasive desire among readers, writers, publishers and educators alike to see and realize a more diverse literary landscape. That hunger motivates and garners volunteers, who continue to develop and support outreach efforts and foster the conversation in so many productive ways.”

CONTINUED –http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs143/1110349281835/archive/1121363131353.html

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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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