Thu, Apr 14|
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Mary Morris, Late Self-Portraits & Tina Carlson, Ground, Wind, This Body
In honor of National Poetry Month, we're delighted to present a double feature with Mary Morris, Late Self-Portraits & Tina Carlson, Ground, Wind, This Body
Date, Time & Location
Apr 14, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
This will be an in-store presentation and we will live stream the evening on Zoom, please register to watch here.
If you are attending in person, for your safety and those around you, we will be requiring all audience members wear a mask.
A compelling collection of poems, Late Self-Portraits conveys an intimate description of lives through a collage of portraits and affliction. Weaving history and the sacred, both intimate and worldly, one encounters a blind Borges with his mother, a glass confessional in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Frida Kahlo in Mexico, ghosts, a neurosurgeon’s prognosis, and Marie Laveau in New Orleans. Whether in a field with Joan of Arc, encountering the artist Basquiat, or having dinner with Hades, these are haunting poems of loss and unearthing, equally bold, personal, and tender.
You can purchase Late Self-Portrait online or call the store to order.
About the Poet
Mary Morris is the author of three books of poetry: Enter Water, Swimmer; Dear October; and Late Self-Portraits which won the Wheelbarrow Books Prize. Her poems have been published in Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, The Los Angeles Review, Poetry Northwest, Arts & Letters, Boulevard, and Poetry Daily. She is the recipient of the Rita Dove Award, Western Humanities Review Mountain West Prize, the New Mexico Discovery Award, the 2021 National Federation Press Women’s Book Award, the 2021 New Mexico Book Award, and finalist for the 2021 International Book Award. Mary has also been invited to read her poems at the Library of Congress, which aired on National Public Radio.
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Ground, Wind, This Body
Tina Carlson's debut collection explores the vestiges of war and the effects those can have on a family. Carlson excavates the personal experience of violence and abuse that follows a traumatized soldier home and also reveals veins of redemption.
You can purchase Ground, Wind, This Body online here or call the store to order.
About the Poet
Tina Carlson is a Santa Fe poet and psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Blue Mesa Review, Bosque, Dark Mountain, Best of Kore Press, 2012, Black Lawrence Press, Noetic Press, and the Telebooth Poetry Project. Her first book, Ground, Wind, This Body (University of New Mexico Press, 2017) explores the destructive effects of war on a family when the embattled veteran has received no help after coming home, as well as themes of nature as redemption, international adoption, and dreams.