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Review of “Notes on the Assemblage”

Notes on the Assemblage by Juan Felipe Herrera Review by JJ Wilson originally posted here. Juan Felipe Herrera is a protean figure, a one-man dynamo: an actor, activist, professor, musician, author of thirty books, and now the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States. His personal story is extraordinary.Read the Rest…


Silver City Quarterly Review Anniversary Celebration

October 2016 marks one year in the life of the Silver City Quarterly Review, and the Review would like to invite contributors, readers, and interested community members to share in the creativity of their community. Silver City Quarterly Review – Gallery Reception Friday, October 14, 2016, 3:00pm WNMU McCray GalleryRead the Rest…


David Chorlton Poetry Reading

Poetry reading by Phoenix poet David Chorlton Friday, October 14, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, Silver City Born in Austria, David Chorlton grew up in Manchester, close to rain and the northern English industrial zone. In his early 20s he went to live in Vienna andRead the Rest…


Poet Laureate Term Extended

The Selection Committee for the Poet Laureate of Silver City and Grant County unanimously agreed to offer Elise Stuart, our current Poet Laureate, a further year in the role. It was decided that the Selection Committee should instate a provision by which we can extend the Poet Laureate’s tenure to 3Read the Rest…


Review of Logan Phillips’s Sonoran Strange

JJ Wilson has kindly shared with us his recent review of Sonoran Strange, a compelling debut volume by poet Logan Phillips. The review was originally posted here on JJ’s blog.   Logan Phillips’s Sonoran Strange is a magnificent debut, awash with poems full of wit and stunning imagery. As oneRead the Rest…


The bookend lives of Bonnie Buckley Maldonado

Reviewed by Sonnie Sussillo Bonnie Maldonado writes of life lived edgewise of easy, slant-wise from soft. In her most recent books of poetry, The Secret Lives of Us Kids-A Childhood Memoir 1941-1945, and Too Personal for Words-The Invisible Path of Aging we get a picture of her life from childhoodRead the Rest…


Take a Look at the 2015 Festival Schedule and the Presenters

  We’ve posted the schedule for the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Like everything in life, it’s subject to change, but it’s a pretty true representation of what will be offered up for your enjoyment on the first weekend in October.    So take a look and startRead the Rest…


Adult Summer Reading Program? Oh my!

        AUTHOR:  LILLIAN GALLOWAY Summer reading for children and teens is a long-held tradition at the Silver City Public Library, but did you know that summer 2015 is the third time that the library is offering summer reading for adults? This is a great opportunity to readRead the Rest…


Slammed at the Festival

     Hakim Bellamy Jessica Helen Lopez     AUTHOR:  SONNIE SUSSILLO In 2013, the Southwest Festival of the Written Word (the Festival) paired two Poets Laureate on the stage together: our own Bonnie Buckley Maldonado, first Poet Laureate of Silver City, and a young man who writes and performs slamRead the Rest…


April Poetry Readings

April is National Poetry Month. The Southwest Festival of the Written Word and the Silver City Library are proud to present two events to celebrate National Poetry Month. Both are open to the public free of charge. Please join us!     Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:00 –11:00am Silver CityRead the Rest…


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