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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…


National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, as designated by the Academy of American Poets.  The event is sponsored by several different cultural/literary, education, and publishing organizations including the American Booksellers Association and American Libraries magazine (published by the American Library Association).  You may notice National Poetry Month posters appearing in theRead the Rest…


“True Grit”–on the Silver City Poet Laureate

Written by Harry Williamson, this fantastic article about Bonnie Buckley Maldonado is reproduced with permission and first appeared in the June 2012 Desert Exposure. If your idea of a poet creates images of being straight-laced and library-quiet, of gossamery clouds and perfect roses, think again. Silver City’s new poet laureateRead the Rest…


High Desert Haiku 2013

We have received exciting news: High Desert Haiku 2013 is now registering poets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/295469  This poetry competition will occur on April 25-27, 2013.  Here’s how the organizers describe it: “We will accept 32 registrants for this competition. The tournament is currently structured to be double elimination so you will haveRead the Rest…


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