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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…


Bonnie Maldonado Reading:

  Bonnie Buckley Maldonado, Inaugural Silver City Poet Laureate and WNMU Professor Emeritus, reads from her new memoir, The Secret Lives of Us Kids: A Childhood Memoir 1941–1942, on Sunday, January 25 at 3:00pm in the WNMU Miller Library. The public is invited to attend, free of charge. Refreshments willRead the Rest…


PROLOGUE WEEKEND EVENINGS WITH POETRY AND PROSE

As if developing our plans for the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word (Friday-Sunday October 2-4,  2015), wasn’t keeping us busy enough,  we decided it was important to provide events to support reading and writing, prior to the 2015 Festival. What were we thinking?  That this would be aRead the Rest…


Two Poetry Workshops with Denise Low: Saturday, October 4, 2014

    DENISE LOW Former Kansas Poet Laureate and Co-Publisher at Mammoth Publications (www.deniselow.net ) SOUP TO NUTS: From First Draft to Publishable Poetry A Workshop for Poets of all Levels  Using a one-page sample of your writing – Learn how to go from draft, to revision, to readiness forRead the Rest…


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