Catherine Strisik The Mistress; Gary Worth Moody The Burnings; Veronica Golos GIRL with Introduction by Santa Fe Poet La
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About the Event
Of Veronica Golos’ GIRL, Demetria Martinez, author of Mother Tongue writes: “Each of these exquisitely crafted poems is a gem that if held to the light reveals the whole of a girlhood. Every woman will recognize the “terrible sweetness” of her childhood, with its losses and gifts. Golos’ words are transformative.”
Catherine Strisik’s The Mistress presents a long marriage wherein illness becomes the Other. The poems of The Mistress strain at the edge: Beauty arises from pain, and pain emanates from the easy laughter of a long and lush bonding. The poems are deep with the flesh, as is Parkinson's disease in the flesh of the husband. This book is one of love poems, brilliantly executed.
In Gary Worth Moody's third and newest book of poetry, The Burnings, he examines fire as an archetypal element: weapon of punishment and war; agent of oppression and racism; implement of protest; symbol for human planetary destruction; and erotic antecedent.
About the Authors:
Veronica Golos is a founding co-editor, and Essays and Review Editor of the Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, former Poetry Editor for the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and core faculty at Tupelo Press's Writers Conferences. Golos is the author of four poetry books, GIRL (3: A Taos Press, 2019) awarded the Naji Naaman Honor Prize for Poetry, Beruit, Lebanon; ROOTWORK (3:A Taos Press. 2015); Vocabulary of Silence (Red Hen Press, 2011), winner of the 2011 New Mexico Book Award, poems from which were translated into Arabic, Italian and French;and A Bell Buried Deep (Storyline Press, 2004), co-winner of the 16th Annual Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Edward Hirsch, and adapted for stage and performed at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA. Golos has lectured at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, Hunter College, Julliard School of Music, Regis University, University of New Mexico, Dine Technical College, Kansas State University, and Colorado State University; She lives in Taos, New Mexico. U.S.A., with her husband, David Pérez.
Catherine Strisik is an American poet, and author of most recently, The Mistress (3: A Taos Press, 2016), Winner of the 2017 New Mexico/Az Book Award in Poetry, and from which one of the poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of Thousand-Cricket Song (2010; 2nd edition, 2016 Plain View Press); forthcoming chapbook, Insectum Gravitis; and manuscript-in-progress, Caterina.
Gary Worth Moody was born in the South Texas county of San Patricio near the banks of Chiltipin Creek. A poet and falconer, Gary’s first book, HAZARDS of GRACE was published in June 2012 by Red Mountain Press. His second book OCCOQUAN, short listed for the International Rubery Award in Poetry, was published in March 2015 by Red Mountain Press. He is the former co-director of the LOST RIVER POETRY WORKSHOPS. A graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico,and the George Mason University MFA program, Gary’s poems have been published in AKROS, BLUE ROCK REVIEW, THE TAOS JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL POETRY AND ART, ADOBE WALLS, THE MALPAIS REVIEW, PHOEBE, SO-TO-SPEAK, and DRAGON POET REVIEW. His work has been anthologized in ZINGARA POET’s 200 NEW MEXICO POEMS and CABIN FEVER: POETS AT JOAQUIN MILLER’S CABIN, 1984-2001 (Word Works Press). A falconer, Gary lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with the artist and writer Oriana Rodman, Gus the black-tongued dog, Tick the dachshund, and Plague, the male red-tail hawk.