Muse Times Two Spring Series

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 4:00pm

Muse Times Two is hosted by Dana Levin and Carol Moldaw and brings together local poets with nationally recognized poets. Benjamin Sáenz and Miriam Sagan will each read from their collected works.

Benjamin Sáenz, poet, novelist, essayist, and children’s book author, grew up on a cotton farm in New Mexico, speaking only Spanish until he started elementary school. Although his education eventually took him to Denver, Belgium, Iowa, and California, Sáenz settled in the border region between Texas and New Mexico — an area that remains central to his writing. His work has received the American Book Award, a Lannan Foundation Poetry Fellowship, and numerous notices for his books for children and teens. His poetry collections include “Dreaming the End of War” and “The Book of What Remains”. He teaches at UT El Paso.

Miriam Sagan is the author of over 25 books, including "Love & Death: Greatest Hits", a collaboration between Sagan, Renée Gregorio, and Joan Logghe, all founders of Tres Chicas Books. "Love & Death" was a winner of a 2011 New Mexico Book Award in Poetry; it aims to "create not just a book but a sense of community." Sagan founded and runs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. In 2010, she was awarded the Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Sagan has also written "Seven Places in America: A Poetic Sojourn" and “Gossip”.


Dreaming the End of War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556592393
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 2006

The Book of What Remains Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556592973
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2010

Seven Places in America: A Poetic Sojourn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781890932428
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sherman Asher Publishing - September 15th, 2012

Gossip Cover Image
ISBN: 9781893003118
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tres Chicas Books - June 1st, 2007