LibroMobile Presents: Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire by Michelle Peñaloza
Michelle Peñaloza is the author of Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, which won the 2018 Hillary Grravendyk National Poetry Prize and will be published in August 2019 by Inlandia Books. She also wrote two chapbooks, landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias, 2015), and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (Organic Weapon Arts, 2015). Her poems can be found in Prairie Schooner, Pleiades, Third Coast, The Normal School and elsewhere. A Kundiman fellow and a graduate of the University of Oregon MFA program, Michelle is the winner of the 2019 Scotti Merrill Emerging Writer Award for Poetry from The Key West Literary Seminar. Michelle lives in rural Northern Califronia.
About Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, Barbara Jane Reyes, author of Poeta en San Francisco and Invocation to Daughters, writes: "This is an emotionally complex work, in which grief, and immigrant, diasporic confusion and rage are handled with so much wisdom. I love this book."
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Earlier Event: September 25Michelle Peñaloza: Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire
Later Event: September 28Michelle Peñaloza & Jonterri Gadson