Please join us for a book talk by Lori Eshleman
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7pm
Where: Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
Lori Eshleman, whose historical novel set in 18th century Ecuador titled Pachacuti: World Overturned (Bagwyn Books, 2015) (An imprint of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) has recently been published. Lori will be giving a book talk on March 25: “Shamans, Jesuits and Rebels: Encounters in the New World.” http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shamans-jesuits-and-rebels-encounters-in-the-new-world-tickets-15051213585
For more information about Lori and her novel please visit:
Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SW535H0
Poet and Superstition Review contributor (Issue 3, Issue 7) visited Arizona State University this semester to read assorted selections from his poetry. You can see a video of the event below.
Ray Gonzalez is the author of 10 books of poetry and three collections of essays. His poetry has appeared in the 1999, 2000, and 2003 editions of The Best American Poetry (Scribners) and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses 2000 (Pushcart Press). He is a full-time Professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Haley Larson, a Superstition Review poetry editor, comments on her experience with Ray Gonzalez’s poetry.
When new work from Ray Gonzalez landed in the hands of the poetry editors, we were beyond eager to feature four of his new poems in Issue 3. Gonzalez, a professor in the MFA Creative Writing programs at the University of Minnesota and Pine Manor College, is the author of numerous collections of poems, essays, and short stories. For more of his bio and impressive achievements, join us for the launch of Issue 3 on April 20th!
Among his new work, we’ll have the opportunity to experience the subtle and tumbling momentum of Gonzalez’s gift with prose poetry. We will lose ourselves among snow storms, beards, chest hair, starry plains–all in the crisp language that shapes Gonzalez’s imagery and often sorrowing metaphors. From “Three Snow Storms” we get a taste of this collective craft:
because ground is
marked only once
for men with
The white storm
pushes me into
the canyon where
the poetry of shadows
Age, art, their entangled rapport–we are fortunate captives riding out the three storms of this poem.
One more teaser before your return on April 20th, we present to you a small excerpt from “Photo of Pablo Picasso with His Shirt Off.” Poets and artists take note, “The hairy look of genius gets in the way.” We invite you to join us for more from Ray Gonzalez!