Pegasus Reading Series: Edwards, Leverone, Rock, and Chris Garver

What: Pegasus Reading Series
When: April 27, 7 pm
Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, 2650 Main St. (Deep Ellum)
Hosted by: Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie

Pegasus Reading Series is a monthly series presented by WordSpace showcasing writers in the North Texas area and beyond. Named ‘Best Poetry Night’ by the Dallas Observer in 2015, Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie host.

This month, Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo host poets Trista Edwards, editor of the anthology Till the Tide: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry (Sundress Publications, 2015), Julia Leverone, author of Shouldering (Finishing Line, 2016), and Martin Rock, author of Residuum (CSU Poetry Center, 2016).

Trista Edwards is an Ohio born, Georgia Peach living it up in Texas. Trista is currently a Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of North Texas. Her poems and reviews are published or forthcoming in The Journal, Mid-American Review, 32 Poems, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Rumpus, Sou’wester, Moon City Review, and more. Trista is currently a contributing writer at Luna Luna Magazine and she recently edited the anthology Till the Tide: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry, which was released early 2015.

Julia Leverone is from Boston and is finishing her PhD in comparative literature with Wash U in St. Louis. She translates from Spanish; her selected translations of Paco Urondo’s poems are forthcoming as a book titled Fuel and Fire, and many of these translations have appeared in places such as Waxwing, Witness, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Massachusetts Review. She is now at work translating the novel Mascaró, the American Hunter by Haroldo Conti. Julia is an Assistant Editor of fiction at Asymptote and is Editor of Sakura Review. Poems from her first chapbook, Shouldering, have been published in Cimarron Review Sugar House Review, B O D Y, and Crab Orchard Review.

Martin Rock is the author of Residuum (CSU Poetry Center, 2016), Editor’s Choice for the 2015 CSU First Book Competition. His poetry chapbooks include Dear Mark (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013) and Fish, You Bird (Pilot, 2010), written collaboratively with Phillip D. Ischy. His poetry and translations from the Japanese have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Asymptote, the Agriculture Reader, AGNI, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Third Coast, and the Tampa Review, and his work has been anthologized or featured by Best New Poets 2012, Verse Daily, Brooklyn Poets, Missouri Review’s “Poem of the Week” and elsewhere. With Kevin Prufer and Martha Collins, he edited the Unsung Masters volume Catherine B. Davis: On the Life and Work of an American Master (Pleiades, 2015). He holds an MFA from New York University and is a PhD student in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston where he is Managing Editor for Gulf Coast. He is a poet-in-residence at Texas Children’s Hospital where he writes with hospitalized children and their families. He also designs books. His website is


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