What: Pegasus Reading Series
Hosted by: Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo
When: Wednesday, April 29th, 7 pm.
Where: Kettle Arts, 2650-B Main St.
WordSpace is proud to be partnering with Kettle Arts to bring you live literature in Dallas through our Pegasus Reading Series, curated and hosted by Sebastian H Paramo and Robert Torres.
This month we showcase the work of Nate Logan, Opalina Salas, Kara Synhorst, and Kyle Vaughn.
Nate Logan was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the author of three chapbooks; including Arby’s Combo Roundup (Mondo Bummer, 2010). His poems have appeared in a variety of journals, including BOAAT, Ghostwriters of Delphi, Forklift, Ohio, No Tell Motel, Ninth Letter, and trnsframong others. With Laura Theobald, he edits Spooky Girlfriend Press.
Opalina Salas is a poet, former book store owner, editor of lit magazines and creator of the original Poets on X Reading Series, first held at Cliff Notes, the bookstore she owned with her husband-poet Carlos Salas. The series moved to Mighty Fine Arts when Cliff Notes closed and she has been an indie butterfly curator/hostess for many WordSpace events. Her work has appeared in a number of journals and is included in the Anthology of Texas Beat Poets, published by University of Texas Press. She has read all over Texas in festivals, galleries and nightclubs, is a regular contributor to Mad Swirl, and lives in Dallas with Carlos and their daughter, Paloma.
Kara Synhorst is a Senior at SMU studying English and Creative Writing. She has thoroughly enjoyed opportunities to participate in several readings, including reading at the 2015 Deep Ellum Arts Festival. She has also won 2nd place for the David Russell Poetry Award from SMU’s annual Creative Writing contest for two consecutive years. Kara is inspired by contemporary artists such as Natalie Diaz and Alan Shapiro as well as canonized poets such as Sylvia Plath. Kara hopes to pursue an MFA in Poetry.
Kyle Vaughn’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Poetry East, Confrontation, The Sentence, Poetry Midwest, and Firewheel Editions’ Introduction to the Prose Poem. His prose has appeared in the National Council of Teachers of English’s English Journal, where he won the Paul and Kate Farmer Award for his article “Reading the Literature of War: A Global Perspective on Ethics.” His photography has appeared in Annalemma and Holon, and his book A New Light in Kalighat, featuring photos and stories about the children of sex workers and the children of crematory workers in the Kalighat district of Kolkata (co-photographed and co-authored with Breanna Reynolds), was published in 2013 and featured by Nicholas Kristof’s Half the Sky Movement. Kyle currently teaches Creative Writing and World Literature in Dallas, Texas.