Saturday, November 19, 2011

Love & Death: Greatest Hits Wins NM Book Award

via Elaine's excellent email list

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Excerpts from the poems:
i'm too busy being born to die,/and anyway death will come./It will be quiet and rigorous/and ask something of me/I had not thought to ask myself.

-Renée Gregorio, "The Question of Death"

Torch singers, contortionists,/all of us came from this,/sacred asembly of skin./Shot full of stars, I enter him./Something larger and larger/takes up the room. Open/the windows, he calls./ Open them.

-Joan Logghe, "I Don't Know Wide But I Know Deep"

At the wedding
The guests argued about love
Versus lust
I looked at you in your hat,
Felt both.

-Miriam Sagan
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Tres Chicas Books wins the New Mexico Book Award for poetry for   
Love & Death: Greatest Hits selected poems by Renée Gregorio, Joan Logghe & Miriam Sagan. Please purchase locally at:
Collected Works Bookstore,  
202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe
order directly from the chicas at:
$15, plus $3 postage 
We are happy to share the good news with you that our tenth title, LOVE & DEATH: GREATEST HITS, just won the New Mexico book award for poetry! We tied with Veronica Golos of Taos, who also won the book award for poetry for her VOCABULARY OF SILENCE from Red Hen Press.
The poems in LOVE AND DEATH: GREATEST HITS are selections from three bodies of work and represent the poets' intertwined geographies, friendships, and loves. It's a collaborative effort, much like the press we founded together.  
"The poems show the way love and death have been our companions, how much we've fallen in love, how we have mourned the deaths of husbands and lovers together, and how passion has informed our poetry, " the chicas say.  In addition, "Seeing the ways in which death has startled, then enriched us, then revisiting our favorite love poems has made us fall in love all over again.  It is our wish that you fall in love, too."  

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