Pegasus Reading Series: Arlett, Paniccia, Zihuatanejo

Hosted by Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo, Pegasus Reading Series was founded in 2014 by Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo. Now independently run by working artists, our aim is to bring together writers from the Southwest and beyond.

M. J. Arlett was born in the UK, spent several years in Spain, and now lives in Texas where she is pursuing her PhD. She is a founding editor at the Plath Poetry Project and former nonfiction editor for Gulf Stream Magazine.

Clare Paniccia was born and raised in upstate New York and is currently a PhD student in poetry at Oklahoma State University. Her work has been featured in or is forthcoming from Superstition Review, Radar Poetry, Puerto del Sol, Best New Poets 2015, and elsewhere.

Joaquín Zihuatanejo was awarded the 2017 Anhinga Press-Robert Dana Prize for Poetry. His new collection, Arsonist, will be published by Anhinga Press in September of 2018. His work has been featured in Prairie Schooner, Sonora Review, Huizache, and Southwestern American Literature among other journals and anthologies. Joaquín received his MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Joaquín has two passions in his life, his wife Aída and poetry, always in that order.

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