The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is celebrating Women’s History Month with Lois Roma-Deeley, Rosemarie Dombrowski, and Patricia Murphy, our Founding Editor. At the event, these three amazing poets will read original works honoring women and the wonder of words.
This virtual event is on Thursday, March 31 at 7 pm. RSVP here with pay-what-you-wish tickets.
Learn more about the featured poets below!
Lois Roma-Deeley’s poetry collection is Like Water in the Palm of My Hand (forthcoming 2022). Her previous books include The Short List of Certainties, High Notes, northSight, and Rules of Hunger. Her poems are published nationally and internationally. Roma-Deeley is associate poetry editor of Presence. She was named U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation in 2012. Roma-Deeley is the current Scottsdale Poet Laureate.
Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix and the founding editor of rinky dink press. She’s the recipient of an Arts Hero Award, a Great 48 award, and a Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets. In 2020, she founded Revisionary Arts, a nonprofit that facilitates therapeutic poetry workshops for vulnerable populations. She teaches courses at ASU Downtown and is a lecturer for Arizona Humanities.
Patricia Murphy teaches at Arizona State University, where she founded Superstition Review. Her book Bully Love won the 2019 Press 53 Poetry Award, and her book Hemming Flames won the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award and the 2017 Milt Kessler Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Quarterly West, The Iowa Review, and Black Warrior Review, and she has received awards from Gulf Coast and Bellevue Literary Review, among others.
Today’s Intern Update features Emily Holloway, an intern who worked on Superstition Review’s Pinterest and Tumblr during Issue 17’s run.
With a BA in English, Emily has been working as a copywriter for RevolutionParts Inc. since last year. There, she works with the in-house marketing team to produce content and copy for company’s personal use as needed: case studies, e-Books, blog posts, articles, infographics, etc. in the hopes to generate leads.
Emily has also worked as a Web Content Writer for United Fray, a Phoenix lifestyle blog, and as an editor for Rinky Dink Press, an independent microzine that specializes in publishing collections of micro poetry (45 words or less).
We are so proud of you Emily!
If you’d like, you can learn more by visiting Emily’s LinkedIn here.
The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. This month spotlights Anna Flores and Megan Atencia in the “Millennials That Rock” edition. Flores and Atencia will be reading at Fillmore Coffee Co. (600 North 4th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004) on Friday, August 25 at 6pm.
Anna Flores is probably best known for starring in the play 1070, which premiered June 23 at the Herberger Theater. The full-length drama “tells the story of an immigrant family in Arizona struggling to survive the fallout of Senate Bill 1070.” For more on 1070, check out this article and this website.
On Friday June 16th, Rinky Dink Press will be hosting a launch party for it’s newest series of micro-chapbooks. The event will take place at Wasted Ink Zine Distro from 7PM to 9PM. Stop in for refreshments and pop-up readings from ten brand new microzines and micro-chapbooks. All books will be on sale for $1 each, and performing poets include Virginia Chase Sutton and Randy Heflin. Other published poets include Justin Rogers, Jasmine Chatfield, Woody Woodger, Dane Hamann, Jessica Van de Kemp, Caroline Kessler, Alex Skorochid, and Nick Hopkins.
You can find the Facebook event here. Wasted Ink Zine Distro is located at 2222 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85006.