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. ABOUT THE READERS
HEATHER NAGAMI is the author of Hostile
. Her poems have appeared in Spiral Orb
, 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
. 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 casalibre.org
. You can also find her at melissabuckheit.com
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.