I'm thrilled to be on an upcoming poetry panel with Sheila Fiona Black and Sharon Olinka at the 5th Annual 2017 San Antonio Book Festival. Come join us at 3pm on April 8th for a rich conversation about poetry and all its possibilities and to celebrate "women's words"! All of this takes place at the Central Library in downtown San Antonio and on the beautiful campus of the Southwest School of Art. See what three women poets with newly released books of poetry have to say about the poetry-making process and the creative journeys each of our recent books took us on! Click the link below for full details:
The 5th Annual San Antonio Book Festival--Women's Words: Three Texas Women Poets
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Hineni Magazine, Sound Engineers, A Poem, and the start of 2017:
It was great to bring in 2017 by being featured in this wonderful new literary journal, Hineni Magazine. My work was featured alongside many other marvelous poems by Sheila Black, Octavio Qunitanilla, Ellen McGrath Smith, and so many others.
Check out this rich and gutsy magazine, put together by Jennifer Bartlett.
Here is my poem with (I know) a long cinematic-type title:) Just click the title and link below:
This poem was partially inspired by watching Wim Wender's "Lisbon Story," with the wonderful Rudiger Vogler playing a frumpy but forever cahrming, somewhat forlorn, sound engineer. He is in Lisbon on the hunt for a screenwriting friend, who has disappeared in enigmatic Wenders style. Phillip Winter (Rudiger's character) is just trying to make a movie, and as he waits in his friend's apartment, hoping he shows up one day, he finds himself falling in love with the city and a singer and recording the sounds of Lisbon in the most off-handed, poetic way.
But I digress. Here is the poem: