First Friday Poetry | Heather Nagami, Melissa Buckheit, and Charles Alexander

First Friday Poetry | Heather Nagami, Melissa Buckheit, and Charles Alexander
First Friday Poetry
Poetry readings with creative writing instructor Heather Nagami, American Poets Honorary Award-winner Melissa Buckheit, and Arizona Arts Award-winner Charles Alexander.

Sorry, no open reading tonight.

HEATHER NAGAMI is the author of Hostile. Her poems have appeared in Spiral Orb, Shifter, Antennae, and others. She received a B.A. in Literature / Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.F.A. at University of Arizona. She currently teaches creative writing at BASIS Oro Valley.

MELISSA BUCKHEIT is a poet, dancer, choreographer, English lecturer, and bodywork therapist. She is the author of Noctilucent and Arc. Her poems, translations, photography, and other works have appeared in nth Position, Tarpaulin Sky, Blue Fifth Review, Shearsman Magazine, Sonora Review, and others. A recipient of the American Poets Honorary Award, a Grossbardt Prize, and a Tucson-Pima Arts Council Dance grant, her poetry has also been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She has taught creative writing, literature, and English at Pima College and the University of Arizona. Buckheit is the founder and curator of Edge, a monthly reading series for emerging and younger writers at You can also find her at

CHARLES ALEXANDER is a poet, bookmaker, and the founder / director of Chax Press. He is the author of five full-length books of poetry and ten chapbooks, his most recent being Pushing Water. He has taught literature and writing at Naropa University, the University of Arizona, and elsewhere. He lives in Tucson with his partner, the painter Cynthia Miller.
Hostile Cover Image
ISBN: 9780925904539
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Chax Press - January 2005

Noctilucent Cover Image
ISBN: 9781848612150
Availability: Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days
Published: Shearsman Books - March 15th, 2012

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