Graduate Writing presents a reading by Carmen Giménez Smith and Louise Mathias.
Giménez Smith is the author of a memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds (University of
Arizona, 2010) and three poetry collections:Goodbye, Flicker (University of Massachusetts,
2012),The City She Was (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011) and Odalisque in Pieces
(University of Arizona, 2009). She is the recipient of a 2011 American Book Award,
the 2011 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and a 2011-2012 fellowship in creative nonfiction
from the Howard Foundation. She now teaches in the creative writing programs at New Mexico State University
and Ashland University, while serving as the editor-in-chief of the literary journal Puerto del Sol and the publisher of Noemi Press.
Louise Mathias is the author of Lark Apprentice, which won the 2003 New Issues Poetry Prize, selected by Brenda Hillman, and was published in 2004 by New Issues Press. A chapbook, Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest, was selected by Martha Ronk for the Burnside Review Chapbook contest, and was published in 2010. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Triquarterly, Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Hunger Mountain, Epoch, Octopus, The Journal, Green Mountains Review, Slope, Verse Daily, and many others. Her second collection,The Traps, has just been released by Four Way Books.
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