Monday, May 19, 2014

City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis to Host Poetry Reading at the New Mexico History Museum on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 6:00 pm

On Friday, May 30, 2014, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis will host “Santa Fe Poets 5,” the fifth of six group readings, the last of which will take place in June. Each reading will feature a different group of five poets reading with the poet laureate. The May reading will take place at the New Mexico History Museum in conjunction with the exhibit Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography. The event is free.

At this reading, Davis will read from Reply All, a new manuscript, and from his most recent book, Preliminary Report, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2010. In addition to being Santa Fe’s fourth poet laureate, Davis is Director of the Low Residency MFA Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he has taught for 23 years.

The other poets reading in Santa Fe Poets 5:

Chee Brossy is a poet, fiction writer, and journalist living in Santa Fe. He is Diné, originally from Lukachukai, Arizona.  He is currently studying fiction writing in the Institute of American Indian Arts’ MFA program. He received both undergraduate and graduate Truman Capote Scholarships and has poems in recent issues of Taos Journal of Poetry & Art, Sentence, and the Denver Quarterly.

Joan Logghe was Poet Laureate of Santa Fe from 2010-2012. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry Grants, a Mabel Dodge Luhan Internship, and a Barbara Deming/Money for Women grant. Her books include What Makes a Woman Beautiful, Twenty Years in Bed with the Same Man, Sofia, Rice, and The Singing Bowl (UNM Press).  With Renée Gregorio and Miriam Sagan she is a founder of Tres Chicas Books.  

The author of a novel and five books of poetry, Carol Moldaw is a recipient of a Lannan Foundation Writer’s Residency, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize. Moldaw has taught for many writing conferences and university programs, including Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s low residency M.F.A. program, and the M.F.A. program at Naropa University.

Henry Shukman is a poet, fiction writer, and travel writer. His first poetry collection, In Dr No's Garden, won the Jerwood Aldeburgh Poetry Prize and was selected as Book of the Year by both The London Times and The Guardian. His poems have appeared in the New Republic, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books. His latest book of poetry is Archangel published by Random House in the United Kingdom.

Farren Stanley is a creative non-fiction writer and poet who teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is a former editor of Black Warrior Review and has had work published by New Delta Review, elimae, RealPoetik, Marginalia, Caketrain, H_NGM_N, and Greying Ghost Press.

The New Mexico History Museumistory MuseumHist  is located at 113 Lincoln Street in Santa Fe. For more information, call Jon Davis at 424.2365 or e-mail him at

Established in 2005, the Poet Laureate program actively promotes poetry and the spoken word as integral parts of our civic life.

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