First Saturday Poetry Series

Join Claire Ibarra and Lois Levinson for our First Saturday Poetry Series!
Happy Hour mingling starts at 4:30, reading starts at 5:30. 

Claire Ibarra received her MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals. Her poetry has appeared in such fine publications as Pirene’s Fountain, Thrush Poetry Journal, Midwest Quarterly, and “America Is Not the World” by Pankhearst Publishing. Claire enjoys photography as a means of storytelling, as well.  Claire has worked with nonprofits, teaching creative writing to incarcerated women in Florida. Currently, she teaches and lives in Denver, Colorado.

About Vortex of Our Affections:
Claire Ibarra’s Vortex of Our Affections whirls into the domestic space, where poems cyclone in the most spectacular fashion. Human disruption and repair is Ibarra’s forte.  Befriended by a dog she names Bukowski, the speaker negotiates a “fissured marriage” and a mother who has “tea with Jesus on a space ship.”  Smart, generous, and often hilarious, these stunning poems celebrate love, loss and the opportunity to begin anew.  
-- Denise Duhamel

Lois Levinson is the author of the chapbook, Crane Dance, published by Finishing Line Press. She is a graduate of the Poetry Book Project at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado. Her poems have appeared in Bird’s Thumb, Clementine Poetry Journal, The Corner Club Press, These Fragile Lilacs, Mountain Gazette, The Literary Nest, Gravel, Literary Mama, Yew Journal and Mount Hope.

About Crane Dance:
Lois Levinson's poetry engages the reader in the fullness of a fleeting moment. She seeks the extraordinary in the everyday, finds clarity in fog, ponders life's fragility and takes us to the threshold of that elusive passage into another world. Many of her poems explore the natural world, particularly her love of birds, while others explore human vulnerability, often with irony and humor.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Vortex of Our Affections Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635343007
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Finishing Line Press - September 15th, 2017

Crane Dance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635342956
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Finishing Line Press - September 8th, 2017