Extend your 1st Thursday fun at Nightbird Books. Martha Silano and Sandy Longhorn will be with us and will read from their newest poetry collection. After the readings, they will both be available to sign books and to visit individually.
Martha Silano has authored four books of poetry, The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, recipient of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, What the Truth Tastes Like (Two Sylvias Press 2015), and Reckless Lovely (Saturnalia Books 2014). She also co-edited, with Kelli Russell Agodon, The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice (Two Sylvias Press 2013). Martha’s poems have appeared widely, in such places as Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and North American Review, where she received the 2014 James Hearst Poetry Prize, as well as in many anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation and The Best American Poetry 2009. Martha edits Crab Creek Review and teaches at Bellevue College.
Sandy Longhorn's newest poetry collection The Alchemy of My Mortal Form has been described by Carol Frost, 2014 judge for the Louise Bogan Award, as “a journey of body and soul through fever and sin to redemption,” as it follows the life of a single persona, a woman who suffers a feverish illness that defies diagnosis.
Sandy Longhorn is the author of two previous books of poetry: The Girlhood Book of Prairie Myths (Jacar Press) and Blood Almanac (Anhinga Press). After teaching for 10 years at Pulaski Technical College, in Fall 2015, Longhorn will join the faculty of the Arkansas Writers MFA program at the University of Central Arkansas. In addition she co-edits Heron Tree, an online journal of poetry, and blogs at Myself the only Kangaroo among the Beauty <sandylonghorn.blogspot.com>.