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Texas Meets New Mexico: Two Women Poets

May 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Veronica Golos is the author of A Bell Buried Deep, co-winner of the 16th Annual Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize (Story Line Press, 2003), Vocabulary of Silence (Red Hen Press, 2011), and Rootwork (3: A Taos Press, 2015). Golos’s work is widely published and anthologized. An accomplished writing teacher, she has taught poetry and multi-genre writing nationwide. Golos has taught extensively for Poets House and Poets & Writers, and she has lectured on Teaching Poetry to Children at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College as well as Colorado State University. Golos’ work has been widely published and anthologized nationally and internationally. Poems from Vocabulary of Silence have been translated into Arabic by poet Nizar Sartawi. In addition to being co-editor of the Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, Golos is Poetry Editor for the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.


sharon-olinkaSharon Olinka is the author of Old Ballerina Club (Dos Madres Press, 2016), The Good City (Marsh Hawk Press, 2006), A Face Not My Own (West End Press, 1995). Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Poetry Wales, New York Quarterly, The Texas Observer, and many other publications. She was a guest writer for the Department of American Studies at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. “Becoming Donkey Lady” and “Love me as I am” are from a long poem sequence called “The Donkey Lady.”

Sharon Olinka writes with an almost unearthly instinct for imagery, narrative, and piercing detail. Her poems are blunt, lush, and seductive. Whether describing childhood, local mythology, or the mysteries of the present and future, they pull us in with powerful magnetism—her life’s prayer (“Open me”) has been answered. —Naomi Shihab Nye


May 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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