Date: December 7, 2018
Please join the ASU MFA program and Hayden’s Ferry Review in celebrating the release of Issue 63 during the First Fridays Art Walk in December. This year, we are partnering with Rosemarie Dombrowski, curator of the Phoenix Poetry Series and professor of English on the downtown ASU campus, to host a reading and open mic.
Our editorial team will start with readings from the new issue and then we will open up the stage to the public.
About the issue
Issue 63 of Hayden’s Ferry Review has willed itself into an (unofficial) women’s issue. The writing we are publishing navigates, among other things, the myriad hues of womanhood. We have griefs & ecstasies, the defiance of gender roles, she-wolves & deer women, the literal & mythical possibilities of what it means to be called or call yourself a woman. The journal features art exclusively from women, including LA-based Phoenix artist Elizabeth Brice-Heames, Julia Justo (Argentina), visual artist & poet Saretta Morgan, & Phoenix’s own Maria Nancy Thomas. This issue is representative of the possibilities that words & the spaces for words can create, voices of the “othered” sing, the vulnerable reclaim their power & the marginalized defy their relegation through their embodied humanity. These are works that demand your attention & hold it through tenderness & risk, that move you to move, to do more than feel for but to be there, & most of all to listen.
The event will take place at 407 E. Roosevelt, the patio space situated between Modified Arts and the historic house on the corner.
Meet Your Literary Community
Meet your literary community at the Open Air Market at the Phoenix Public Market Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Featuring the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Wasted Ink Zine Distro, Cardboard House Press, PC Rising, Superstition Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Lux Undergraduate Creative Review, Normal Noise and more.
Additional space will be provided for local authors and other literary organizations and groups to engage with the community. If you’re interested in participating, learn more by visiting our website at http://piper.asu.edu/events/meet-your-community.
More information about activities and programs will be announced soon.
Hayden’s Ferry Review is hosting their first “Southwest Editor’s Forum” on Saturday, February 10, located at the Piper Writer’s House at ASU’s Tempe campus.
Their announcement states: “We will explore process, share resources, network, and even feed you. It’s so easy as editors to sit in our offices and lose sight of our community. We focus on writers and discuss their efforts, but as editors, we have different needs and unique challenges to surmount. At this inaugural event, we would like to convene the editors of our region for an afternoon of discussion, camaraderie, and sharing. We hope you will join us and register for this free event right away.”
Presenters include Matt Bell, a founding editor at The Collagist; Rosemarie Dombrowski the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix; as well as Sally Ball, the associate director at Four Way Books.
Reserve your free seat here.
Dexter Booth, an award winning poet (and former MCC faculty member), will be reading at MCC from his first book Scratching the Ghost on February 17 at 7pm in the Southwest Reading Room in the Paul Elsner library, Southern and Dobson Campus.
Major Jackson writes, “In Dexter Booth’s Scratching the Ghost, a cracked egg means the universe is splitting, the slap of a double-dutch rope is a broken-throated hymn, and splitting a squealing hog is akin to love-making. These are poems loyal to their own intrepid logic and reckless plausibility. Yet, lest the reader get too giddy in a fun house of mirrors, here, too, are the melodic laments and remarkable lyric passages of a poet who acknowledges the infinite current of melancholy that underlines his journey.
Books will be available for sale after the reading and the Q & A.