splash into fall!
Group Poetry Reading
with 8 of Tucson’s finest poets
@ THE DRAWING STUDIO
33 S. 6th Ave, Tucson
7pm Saturday, September 13
$5 general admission, $3 students
Sue Carnahan has an MFA from the University of Arizona. Her chapbook "Auto Repair" won the 2004 Weldon Kees Award and was published by the Backwaters Press. She lives in Santa Cruz County and works as a speech-language pathologist.
Jefferson Carter's most recent book of poems, "Sentimental Blue" (Chax Press), has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches poetry writing and developmental composition at the Downtown Campus of Pima College. Currently, he's the Writing Department Chair.
Mildred Lachman Chapin came to poetry through her painting. She published “Reverberations: Mothers and Daughters”, a book of her paintings, prints and poetry. (This is where the poetry began). She will read from one poem done in Joni Wallace's class while she worked on a painting about it at the same time ( painting will be shown). She has spent many years as an art therapist. Her last teaching job was in the graduate art therapy program of the Art Institute of Chicago and, more recently, at Prescott College. Her Visual Haiku paintings and accompanying poetry Haikus have been hanging at the Poetry center since May.
Carlos Gallego is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona. His interests include 20th century American literature, Chicano/a studies, philosophy and critical theory. He is currently working on a book manuscript examining the transcendence of identity thinking in Chicano/a literature.
Annie Guthrie is a writer, jeweler and artist. She received her MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson and is Associate Marketing Specialist at the Poetry Center. She is currently working on a novel.
Tony Luebbermann is retired from the City of Tucson and currently serves on the boards of Chax Press, POG, the Tucson Poetry Festival, and represents the College of Humanities on the University of Arizona Alumni Association. He is a member of the Poetry Center Development Committee and is an active volunteer. Currently, Tony is pursuing a low residency MFA in Poetry at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Bonnie Jean Michalski lives, works, writes, and plays in both Tucson and Tempe, Arizona. Her work appears in online journals including mid)rib and APOCRYPHALTEXT, and she has three poems forthcoming in a publication from her hometown--Madison, Wisconsin--called Cannot Exist. She has three cats, one dog, and one husband-to-be.
POG events are supported in part by the Tucson Pima Arts Council and by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. POG also benefits from the continuing support of The Drawing Studio, The University of Arizona Poetry Center, the Arizona Quarterly, Chax Press, and The University of Arizona Department of English.