Muse Times Two presents the last reading of the Spring 2013 series
At Collected Works Bookstore
winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award
winner of the 2010 Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
read their poetry
Sunday, April 14, 4pm
Benjamin Saenz, poet, novelist, essayist, and children’s book author, grew up on a cotton farm in New Mexico speaking only Spanish until he started elementary school. Although his education eventually took him to Denver, Belgium, Iowa, and California, Sáenz settled in the border region between Texas and New Mexico — an area that remains central to his writing. Saenz’s work has received the American Book Award, a Lannan Foundation Poetry Fellowship, and numerous notices for his books for children and teens. His poetry collections include Dreaming the End of War (Copper Canyon Press, 2006) and The Book of What Remains (Copper Canyon Press, 2010). He teaches at UT El Paso.
Profile on Saenz: http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_22823132/el-paso-author-benjamin-alire-saenz-honored-his-border-stories
Miriam Sagan is the author of over 25 books, including Love & Death: Greatest Hits, a collaboration between Sagan, Renée Gregorio, and Joan Logghe, all founders of Tres Chicas Books. Love & Death: Greatest Hits was a winner of a 2011 New Mexico Book Award in Poetry; it aims to “create not just a book but a sense of community.” Sagan founded and runs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. In 2010, she was awarded the Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. She blogs at Miriam’s Well. http://miriamswell.wordpress.com/
Poems by Sagan: http://connotationpress.com/poetry/1677-miriam-sagan-poetry
Muse Times Two brings new or under-known poetic voices from around the nation to Santa Fe to present their original works. Out-of-town headliners are paired with local poets from New Mexico to enhance both our local and national literary communities. Through such poetic cross pollination, the rich literary heritage of New Mexico meets the national heritage for a vibrant literary experience.
For more information on the Spring 2013 readings, the featured readers, or Muse Times Two in general, please contact Dana Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org.Muse Times Two is a project of Lore of the Land, Inc., a nonprofit 501c3 organization. Donations in support of this poetry program are tax-deductible under the IRS Code.