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Search Begins for the Third Poet Laureate

Nominations are now being sought for the Silver City area’s third Poet Laureate, following Bonnie Buckley Maldonado’s tenure as the first and Elise Stuart’s as the second. This honorary position is awarded to a person who has established a presence in the world of poetry, has demonstrated a commitment to the literary art form, and who embraces the opportunity to engage in civil discourse. Click for more details on how to nominate or apply....

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Report on the 2017 Tucson Festival of Books

Report on the event by JJ Wilson: Another year, another blockbuster. Once again I missed out on a couple of big names, but there was plenty of consolation in seeing some lesser-known, bright young (and not-so-young) things...Thanks, as always, to the organizers and sponsors. You do a remarkable job.

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Living under a wide sky, turquoise bright, in a land where crinkled mountains rise purple and brown behind stretches of grass or cacti, some write of their days. Living in that crease where the past and present meet, where English and Spanish and languages of the indigenous meld, some write of their encounters. The Festival celebrates those who write in or about the Southwest, and brings together their readers to touch the rough and smooth of their words, to taste the fire and cool of our written life.--Tom Hester
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