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Pegasus Reading Series: Garza, Martinez, Peters, Sylvester

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Join us for this month’s edition of Pegasus Reading Series at Deep Vellum Books on Wednesday, May 16 at 7PM.

Featuring Kimberly Garza, Manuel Luis Martinez, Clinton Crockett Peters, and Natalia Sylvester!

About us: Pegasus Reading Series was founded and curated by the poets Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo in 2014. When Torres left in 2015, Courtney Maries joined Sebastian to host & curate the series. In 2016, both poets joined forces to organize and curate Deep Ellum Lit Hop.

The mission of Pegasus Reading Series is to bridge together literary communities and writers in Dallas and across the nation.

KIMBERLY GARZA’S prose has been published or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, Bennington Review, Puerto del Sol, Cutbank, Huizache, and elsewhere. Originally from Uvalde, Texas, she is a Ph.D candidate in fiction at the University of North Texas. She serves as reviews editor for American Literary Review and associate fiction editor for The Boiler.

MANUEL LUIS MARTINEZ serves as professor of creative writing at the University of Texas-Dallas. His novels include, Crossing, Drift, Day of the Dead, and Los Duros. He was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 2013. Most recently, he was awarded an American Book Award for Los Duros.

CLINTON CROCKETT PETERS is the author of Pandora’s Garden: Kudzu, Cockroaches, and Other Misfits of Ecology, forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press. He has an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow and is a Dissertation Fellow, pursuing a PhD in English and creative writing at the University of North Texas. He has essays and fiction appearing in Orion, Southern Review, Texas Monthly, Hotel Amerika, Fourth Genre, Catapult, DIAGRAM, The Rumpus, Southwest Review, Green Mountains Review, Hunger Mountain, Waxwing, North Dakota Quarterly, Lake Effect, Upstreet, Canary, The MacGuffin, Fjords, Yemassee Journal, Blue Earth Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Dallas Observer, and The Denton Record Chronicle, among others.

NATALIA SYLVESTER is the author of the novels Chasing the Sun and ​Everyone Knows You Go Home. She studied Creative Writing at the University of Miami and is a faculty member of the low-res MFA program at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Natalia’s articles have appeared in ​​Latina Magazine, Writer’s Digest, The Austin American-Statesman,​​ and NBCLatino.com. Born in Lima, Peru, she came to the U.S. at age four and spent time in South Florida, Central Florida, and the Rio Grande Valley before her family set roots in Miami. She now lives and works in Austin.

Pegasus Reading Series: Abushanab, McLemore, Rocha.

Join us for this month’s edition of Pegasus Reading Series.

About us: Pegasus Reading Series was founded and curated by the poets Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo in 2014. When Torres left in 2015, Courtney Maries joined Sebastian to host & curate the series. In 2016, both poets joined forces to organize and curate Deep Ellum Lit Hop.

The mission of Pegasus Reading Series is to bridge together literary communities and writers in Dallas and across the nation.

ILIANA ROCHA earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. Her work has been featured in the Best New Poets 2014 anthology, as well as The Nation, RHINO, Blackbird, and West Branch. Karankawa, her debut collection, won the 2014 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and is available through the University of Pittsburgh Press. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives with her three chihuahuas Nilla, Beans, and Migo.

CHAD ABUSHANAB’S poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2017, Birmingham Poetry Review, Ecotone, Southern Poetry Review, Measure: A Journal of Formal Poetry, Shenandoah, The Hopkins Review, Unsplendid, and 32 Poems, among others. He currently lives in Lubbock, Texas where he is a doctoral candidate in literature and creative writing at Texas Tech University, as well as an associate editor at Iron Horse Literary Review and the poetry editor at Arcadia. He is a two-time Pushcart nominee.

T.J. MCLEMORE lives and teaches in Fort Worth, Texas. His poems and interviews have appeared in Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere.

WHEN: April 25th at 7 PM.
WHERE: Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce St.

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Pegasus Reading Series: Edwards and Yanowski

Update: Jennifer Givhan could not make it this time and will join us for a future date.

Join us for this month’s edition of Pegasus Reading Series.

About us: Pegasus Reading Series was founded and curated by the poets Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo in 2014. When Torres left in 2015, Courtney Maries joined Sebastian to host & curate the series. In 2016, both poets joined forces to organize and curate Deep Ellum Lit Hop.

The mission of Pegasus Reading Series is to bridge together literary communities and writers in Dallas and across the nation.

STEVIE EDWARDS is the founder and editor-in-chief of Muzzle Magazine and senior editor in book development at YesYes Books. Her first book, Good Grief (Write Bloody, 2012), received the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze in Poetry and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her second book, Humanly, was released in 2015 by Small Doggies Press. She has an M.F.A. in poetry from Cornell University and is a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing at University of North Texas. Her poetry is published and forthcoming in Indiana Review, Crazyhorse, TriQuarterly, Redivider, 32 Poems, The Journal, Rattle, Verse Daily, Pleiades, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere.

JENNIFER GIVHAN is a Mexican American poet from the southwestern desert. She is author of Landscape with Headless Mama (2015 Pleiades Editors’ Prize) and Protection Spell (2016 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Series). Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, a PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellowship, and The Frost Place Latin@ Scholarship, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in many publications including Ploughshares, POETRY, Boston Review, Blackbird, and the Kenyon Review. She is Editor-in-Chief at Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and she lives with her family in New Mexico.

AMANDA YANOWSKI is a native of Minnesota, Amanda Yanowski currently lives in Denton, Texas, where she teaches writing, literature, and theatre. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of North Texas. Her work has appeared in The Carolina Quarterly and South Dakota Review.

 

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Pegasus Reading Series: Burke, Clifton, Huffaker

Join us for this month’s edition of Pegasus Reading Series.

About us: Pegasus Reading Series was founded and curated by the poets Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo in 2014. When Torres left in 2015, Courtney Maries joined Sebastian to host & curate the series. In 2016, both poets joined forces to organize and curate Deep Ellum Lit Hop.

The mission of Pegasus Reading Series is to bridge together literary communities and writers in Dallas and across the nation.

CONOR BURKE holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland and is currently a Teaching Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in poetry at the University of North Texas. He has served as Managing Editor and is currently Production Editor at the American Literary Review. His work has been supported by scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, and has found a home in Bellevue Literary Review and Birmingham Poetry Review.

BRIAN CLIFTON co-edits Bear Review. His manuscripts have been semi-finalists and finalists in several book contests, including: The Crab Orchard First Book Prize, The Akron Poetry Series, The National Poetry Series, and The Kathryn A. Morton Prize. His poetry can be found in: Pleiades, Guernica, Cincinnati Review, Barrow Street, Prairie Schooner, BOAAT, and elsewhere. He is an avid record collector and curator of curiosities.

LISA HUFFAKER is a poet, musician, and visual artist. Her poems have been published in Southwest Review, Poet Lore, Measure, Able Muse, Southern Humanities Review, and many other journals. She won the Morton Marr Poetry Prize, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her last project, White Rock Zine Machine, in which she transforms retired vending machines into whimsical sculptures offering tiny books by local writers and artists, has been celebrated in D Magazine and The Dallas Observer. A classical singer by training, she sings with the Dallas Opera. She served as Visiting Artist at the Dallas Museum of Art last summer, where her installation, Sound/re:Vision, invited visitors to interact with a Music Box Zine Machine, compose their own chance-music, and create zines inspired by a playlist ranging from opera to gamelan.

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Pegasus Reading Series: Edwards, Pryor, Shores-Argüello

Join us for this month’s edition of Pegasus Reading Series on January 25th.

This month, Sebastian and Courtney host the poets Trista Edwards, editor at Luna Luna and the Till the Tide, an anthology of mermaid poetry; Caitlin Pryor, winner of the Littoral Press Poetry Broadside contest and assistant poetry editor at Pleiades; and Jacob Shores-Arguello, his second collection of poems is called Paraíso and was the inaugural winner of the Cantomundo Prize.

TRISTA EDWARDS holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas. She is also the curator and editor of the anthology, Till The Tide: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry (Sundress Publications, 2015). She is currently working on her first full-length poetry collection but until then you can read her poems at The Journal, Mid-American Review, 32 Poems, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Boiler Journal, Sou’wester, Queen Mob’s Tea House, and more. She writes about travel, ghosts, and poetry on her blog, Marvel + Moon. Trista is a contributing editor at Luna Luna Magazine.

CAITLIN PRYOR’S poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has appeared in Pleiades, Gulf Coast, Public Pool, Boxcar Poetry Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Entropy, and elsewhere. She is currently seeking publication for her first full-length collection of poetry. She currently teaches English and cultivates everyday magic in Denton, TX.

JACOB SHORES-ARGUELLO is a Costa Rican American poet and fiction writer. He is the author of In The Absence of Clocks, which was awarded the 2011 Crab Orchard Series Open Competition, judged by Yusef Komunyakaa. Jacob is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Ukraine, the Dzanc Books ILP International Literature Award, The Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown, the Djerassi Resident Artist’s Fellowship, and the Amy Clampitt residency in Lenox, MA. His second book Paraíso was selected for the inaugural CantoMundo Poetry Prize. He will be a 2018/019 Hodder fellow at Princeton university. His work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Guernica, and The Journal.

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