Tue, Sep 19|
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Poets Tina Carlson, A Guide to Tongue Tie Surgery and Katherine DiBella Seluja, Point of Entry
"Seluja walks us through fatal journeys, fractured landscapes, and family histories both broken and enduring." Amy Beeder, author" These are the poems, poet Tina Carlson the guide we need at this crucial time in the inferno of our own making." Carole Simmons Oles, author
Date, Time & Location
Sep 19, 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 event and live streamed to Zoom, register here for Zoom.
Point of Entry, Katherine DiBella Seluja
In this remarkable collection, Katherine DiBella Seluja explores issues surrounding human migration, juxtaposing poems about the current struggles along the US-Mexican border with her ancestors' experiences of migrating from Italy. Rich in sonic and sensory detail, these poems speak to the strength and resilience of those who leave their ancestral homes in search of safety and opportunities to thrive.
Katherine DiBella Seluja is a pediatric nurse practitioner and the author of Gather the Night: Poems (UNM Press).
A Guide To Tongue Tie Surgery, Tina Carlson
A Guide to Tongue Tie Surgery gives voice to abused children, murdered women, research animals, war veterans, and even metronomes and lampshades. In poems inspired by Ovid, Tina Carlson explores the roots of voicelessness and journeys into metamorphosis, granting speech to those ignored or victimized and thereby allowing them to provide witness to their own lives.
Tina Carlson is a New Mexico poet and a psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in perinatal mental health. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Ground, Wind, This Body (UNM Press, 2017), We Are Meant to Carry Water (3: A Taos Press), a collaboration with 2 other NM poets, and A Guide to Tongue Tie Surgery (UNM Press, 2023). Her chapbook, Obsidian, will be published by Dancing Girl Press in late 2023.