Edge Reading Series
Wednesday, January 19, 7:30 p.m.
Casa Libre en La Solana
28 North 4th Avenue
Suggested Donation: $5
Come to Edge: A Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers. Edge is a series of local and national writers and cross-genre artists, emphasizing diversity of narrative, identity and literary source. Its purpose is to create community, visibility and voice for emerging and younger writers. Broadsheets of the authors’ work will accompany each reading. Books and journals will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. Refreshments will be available after the reading.
We’ll be reading in this order:
SIMMONS B. BUNTIN is the author of the new book of poems, Bloom, published by Ireland’s Salmon Poetry in 2010, and Riverfall, published by Salmon Poetry in 2005. His award-winning poetry and prose have appeared in numerous North American and European journals and anthologies. He is the founding editor of the acclaimed international journal Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, for which he also writes a regular editorial. He is the recipient of the Colorado Artists Fellowship for Poetry, an Academy of American Poets prize, and grants by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Tucson Pima Arts Council. He is an avid photographer, website designer, and all-around rabble-rouser who lives with his wife and two daughters in the Sonoran desert of southern Arizona.
RITA MARIA MAGDALENO grew up in Marcos de Niza, south-side Phoenix, Arizona. She works as a poet in the schools through the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Rita is also a registered nurse. She has presented “Healing Words” at Pima Community College & other writing programs for cancer survivors at the Arizona Cancer Center. Rita’s publications include: Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, & My Mother, (2003) and My New Backyard Garden, a bilingual children’s book (2006). She co-edited They Opened Their Hearts: Tucson’s Elders Tell WWII Stories to Tucson’s Youth (2005). Rita’s poems & stories: Puerto del Sol; Walking the Twilight: Women Writers of the Southwest; Fever Dreams: Contemporary Arizona Poets; and Neueste Chicano Lyrik: New Chicano Poetry.
PABLO PEREGRINA: As a first generation immigrant I am thankful for being born on the borderlands in Nogales, Mexico and growing up bicultural. I officially became a citizen in 1996. Five years ago I performed for Humane Borders 5th Anniversary. At that performance I made a commitment in front of many people to compose a CD around the theme of border issues. This CD is not about Pablo but about all of you that are in this mission together. I’ve been told that I am the voice for those who don’t have a voice. Thank you for those who have inspired me!