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In WordWork™: Survival Strategies for the Professional Writer, long-time freelancer A. D. Coleman (a founding member of the national Writers Union) presents valuable information, hard-hitting polemics, and informed commentary on the practical and political issues confronting all those who write for a living.
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Stubborn Pine: The Writings of Earl Coleman offers ample selections from a half-century's worth of this two-time Pushcart Prize nominee's widely published poetry, fiction (including both short stories and novels), jeremiads, a bibliography-in-progress, and more.
The Sepoy Rebellion Online spotlights a collective of performing poets based on Staten Island, the southernmost and remotest borough of New York City. The group's members include Allan Douglass Coleman, Marguerite Maria Rivas, and Wil Wynn.

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Villa Florentine is home base for The Nearby Café and its director, and also a space in which al fresco concerts, poetry readings, spoken-word performances, writing workshops and other events occur.
Plus: A section of the Café's bookmarks list, Jump City: Hot Links, offering our favorite literature-related and writing-related sites elsewhere on the Web. ice cream dish