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A Greater Sublime: Sherwin Bitsui Jennifer Foerster Sonja Kravanja Ken White $
'A Greater Sublime' Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Foerster, Sonja Kravanja, and Ken White Friday, December 14 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm $5 Admission • Free for CCA Members in CCA's Tank Garage Gallery Please join us in Shelley Horton-Trippe's installation space—A Greater Sublime—for the final in the correlated poetry reading series. Acclaimed poets Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Foerster, Sonja Kravanja, and Ken White will read their work in the final installment of this series exploring a synesthetic relationship with paintings from Shelley Horton-Trippe. The reading wiill include an intermission. Stay for a Q&A with the artist and poets, as well as a poem salon. Bring a poem to share! About the poets: Sherwin Bitsui is the author of Dissolve and Flood Song (Copper Canyon Press). He is originally from White Cone, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. He lives in Albuquerque. Jennifer Elise Foerster earned her PhD in English and Literary Arts from the University of Denver and her MFA from the Vermont College of the Fine Arts. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. Jennifer teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA Low-Residency Program and co-directs For Girls Becoming, an arts mentorship program for Mvskoke youth in Oklahoma. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Jennifer is the author of Leaving Tulsa, (2013) and Bright Raft in the Afterweather (2018), both published by the University of Arizona Press. She lives in San Francisco. Sonja Kravanja, a native of Slovenia, is an award-winning translator of Slovenian poetry into English. Forthcoming is her translation of Tomaž Šalamun’s Druids from Black Ocean Press. Ken White is the author of three books of poetry: Eidolon, The Getty Fiend, and Middlemost Constantine. White teaches screenwriting at the low-residency MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Support for this program is provided by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.

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Santa Fe has a mind-boggling number of great poets and writers, known and unknown. This group is a venue for them all. It is the central "bulletin board" for Santa Fe's poetry and prose scene.

As a member you'll receive announcements of book launches, workshops, close readings, poetry festivals, ekphrastic events, open mics, and lots of other activities involving poetry and prose.

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