Simmons Buntin

Birds & Poems at Sweetwater

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Apr 042011
Birds & Poems at Sweetwater

We had a wonderful field trip to the Sweetwater Wetlands water treatment facility for our “Birds & Poems” course Saturday morning. Here are a few photos, but check out the full gallery of 39 images — both poets and birds — here. A northern shoveler stretches his wings. A red-winged blackbird eyes me as I […]

Mar 132011

For those of you following along, here’s what I’ll be reading when I have the pleasure and honor of joining David Ray at the Tucson Festival of Books on the UA campus (our session is 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Kiva Room, Student Union Memorial Center): “Drawing” from Bloom “Friday Afternoon” from Bloom “Indigo Bunting” from Riverfall […]

Tucson Festival of Books!

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Mar 022011

Only in its third year, the Tucson Festival of Books — held this year on March 12 and 13, at the University of Arizona — is so well run and well-attended you’d think it’s in its thirtieth year! And this year I have the good fortune of being one of the readers. I’ll be reading […]

Feb 152011
Wildbranch Anthology Book Launch and Reading Sunday at Tohono Chul Park!

Local Authors Read from New Nature Anthology at Tohono Chul Park February 20, 2011, 2-4 p.m., Tohono Chul Park Education Center Classroom #1 Alison Hawthorne Deming, Gayle Jandrey, Tony Cross, and Simmons B. Buntin—a few of the more than 50 contributors to Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing—will read from the volume […]

Join Me at AWP!

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Jan 272011
Join Me at AWP!

The largest conference for writers and publishers is just around the corner, and I hope you’ll join me in Washington, D.C. at one of the following events! The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference and Bookfair Washington, D.C. : February 2-5, 2011 / Hawk & Handsaw Booth at Bookfair Booth 509 I’ll […]

Join Me and My New Friends Rita Maria Magdaleno and Pablo Peregrina Wednesday Night

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Jan 192011
Join Me and My New Friends Rita Maria Magdaleno and Pablo Peregrina Wednesday Night

… for a reading of poetry and more! Edge Reading Series Wednesday, January 19, 7:30 p.m. Casa Libre en La Solana 28 North 4th Avenue Tucson, AZ 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 […]

Dec 302010
Register for the Birds and Poems Class!

Birds and Poems with Simmons Buntin and Eric Magrane Mondays, February 28 through April 4, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. except no class meeting on March 14 plus a field trip on Saturday, April 2, 7:00 am to 11:00 a.m. Tuition: $150  + $10 materials/field trip fee Both birding and poetry are great practice in […]

The Other Good Side of Editing

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Dec 182010
The Other Good Side of Editing

As the editor-in-chief, there’s little that feels better than putting the finishing touches on the issue and getting the work of the publication’s many contributors out into the world. But there’s another good side to editing that has little to do with publishing. I have to decline far more submissions than I accept (that’s […]

Nov 062010
Bloom Launch is Saturday Night

If you’re in or around Tucson and haven’t already received the invite, consider this your invitation! Please join me, the family, and about 80 other neighbors and friends for the launch of my new book of poems, Bloom (Salmon Poetry). The launch begins with a BBQ and potluck at 5:30 followed by a poetry reading […]

Oct 182010
Bloom Now Available!

My new collection of poems, Bloom, is now available!  Published by Ireland’s Salmon Poetry — which also published Riverfall and has a superb lineup of poetry collections and anthologies and puts together a beautiful book — the collection contains 36 poems in three sections, including the long, 8-part poem “Inflorescence.” Tthe poet Alison Hawthorne Deming […]