Crum weighs in on George Zimmerman's acquittal
Crum's essay “From Post-Black to Postmortem–The Tragic Death of Trayvon Martin” appeared on americanshortfiction.org in July 2013. The first sentence reads: “Trayvon Martin’s death and George Zimmerman’s acquittal are further proof that Obama’s two-term presidency and the spike in interracial marriage have not magically transformed America into some post-racial Shangri-la free of the demons of prejudice and discrimination.”
Killens Review of Arts & Letters publishes one of Crum's poems
Crum’s poem “The Broken Hand of Husbandry” appears in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Killens Review of Arts & Letters. The poem was analyzed in a profile on Crum that appeared in The Paris Review Daily.
Crum Wins a Vermont Studio Center Residency
Dana Crum won a 4-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center as well as an artist’s grant that will help pay the residency’s cost. Located in Johnson, Vermont, VSC – to quote the organization’s website – “is the largest international artists' and writers' Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.” During their stay, artists and writers create in studios in a historic 30-building campus that borders the Gihon River and lies in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.
Crum’s residency ran from March 3 to March 29, 2013.
The Paris Review Daily recently profiled Dana Crum.
The Paris Review is one of the country's most prestigious literary journals. The journal's website states:
Decade after decade, the Review has introduced the important writers of the day. Adrienne Rich was first published in its pages, as were Philip Roth, V. S. Naipaul, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Mona Simpson, Edward P. Jones, and Rick Moody. Selections from Samuel Beckett's novel Molloy appeared in the fifth issue, one of his first publications in English. The magazine was also among the first to recognize the work of Jack Kerouac, with the publication of his short story, “The Mexican Girl,” in 1955. Other milestones of contemporary literature, now widely anthologized, also first made their appearance in The Paris Review: Italo Calvino's Last Comes the Raven, Philip Roth's Goodbye Columbus, Donald Barthelme's Alice, Jim Carroll's Basketball Diaries, Peter Matthiessen's Far Tortuga, Jeffrey Eugenides’s Virgin Suicides, and Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections.
_April is National Poetry Month. To commemorate the occasion, “30 Poets.30 Days.” released — every day of April 2012 — a video of a poet performing an original poem. On April 3, Dana Crum was featured; he read a piece titled “Coupling.” You can view Crum’s video on the site itself or on Vimeo.
“30 Poets.30 Days.” is the brainchild of videographer and photographer David Flores.
_Crum Reads His Poem “The Gods Of Darfur”
_Crum Reads His Poem “Abandoned”
_Crum Reads at Cave Canem in 2011
Dana Crum, Lisa McKenzie and Tyrone Williams will read
On October 29 at 7 pm, Dana Crum, Lisa McKenzie and Tyrone Williams will read at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, room N402. The reading is free and open to the public.
Crum's Yearlong Writer's Residency Is Extended Another Year
__Dana Crum won the 2012-2013 Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Writer’s Residency at The Seven Hills School, a pre-K — 12 private school in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school awarded him the residency for the 2013-2014 school year as well. Crum spent the first year working on a collection of poems and will start another book in Fall 2013. The Coombe writer's residency includes a stipend, free housing and utilities, and complimentary breakfast and lunch when school is in session.
The “Inflammatory” video, starring Dana Crum, is now available to the public. Created by multimedia artist Nicky Enright, the video is part of the installation “Inflammatory,” which was featured in the Bronx Museum’s first AIM Biennial show, in the summer of 2011. The museum's press release states: “Enright samples and dissects visual, audio and sociopolitical ephemera. His work counters binary logic and deflates the opposition of dualities in order to expand the boundaries of global culture, hybridity and transnationalism.”