You are invited to a free reading by prize-winning poets Stefi Weisburd and Amy Beeder at Acequia Booksellers, 4019 4th St. NW in Albuquerque, NM 505-890-5355 on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 3 pm.
Amy Beeder's honors include a 2001 "Discovery"/the Nation Award, a Bread Loaf Scholarship, and a Witness Emerging Writers Award. Her poems have appeared in Agni, American Letters & Commentary, Black Warrior, Review, the Nation Poetry, and Puerto del Sol. A former human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname, and a high school teacher in West Africa, Amy Beeder balances an ear for meter with an often ominous tone, creating musical, at times mythical, exploration of how we construct beauty and strangeness. Critic Sandra Gilbet declared that Beeder's book Burn the Field (Carnegie Mellon, 2006) "constitutes an impressive debut for a writer who reveres the heft, texture, and taste of words." Beeder teaches poetry at UNM.
Stefi Weisburd is the author of The Wind-Up Gods, which won the Saint Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2007) and the children's book Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet (Wordson Press, 2008). She received a 2002 "Discovery"/the Nation Award, a Bread Loaf Scholarship, and a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review and other journals. Weisburg has a degree in physics and has worked as a policy analyst for Congress, an editor at Science News magazine, and as an outreach coordinator for a nanoscience program at UNM.
Thanks to Gary Wilkie at Acequia Booksellers for this post.