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Paola Corso

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Paola Corso is an author, editor, and literary activist whose fiction and poetry books are set in her native Pittsburgh where her Southern Italian immigrant family found work in the steel mills. A New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow and Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award winner, Corso’s recent books are The Laundress Catches Her Breath, winner of the 2012 Tillie Olsen Award in Creative Writing, Once I Was Told the Air Was Not for Breathing, featuring Pittsburgh steelworkers and garment workers in The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire as well as sweatshops today, and Politics of Water: A Confluence of Women’s Voices coedited with Dr. Nandita Ghosh. Her novel, Catina’s Haircut is on the American Association for School Libraries’ “Best ...more

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Catina’s Haircut: A Novel i...

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Giovanna's 86 Circles: And ...

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The Laundress Catches Her B...

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Once I Was Told the Air Was...

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A Proper Burial: Poems

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