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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

07:00 PM  
VIRTUAL Kaktus Poetry feature Colleen Powderly & Scott Wiggerman and open mic

KAKTUS virtual reading series

featuring Rochester, NY poet Colleen Powderly and Albuquerque poet Scott Wiggerman


Zoom doors open 6:45 pm

7 pm   featured reading

followed by open mic


When: Jun 30, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Colleen Powderly’s new book, Psalms from an Ordinary Woman, comes from the observations of a working-class woman. Colleen’s first book, Split, was published in 2009 by FootHills Publishing. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Ekphrasis, Steel Toe Review, Third Wednesday, and The Centrifugal Eye, and have been anthologized in Malala: Poems for Malala Yousefzai, Le Mot Juste, Mo’ Joe: The Anthology and all five of the Poets Speak Anthologies (Trumped, Hers, Water, Walls and Survival).




Scott Wiggerman is the author of three books of poetry, Leaf and Beak: Sonnets (a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters' Helen C. Smith Memorial Award), Presence, and Vegetables and Other Relationships; and the co-editor, among others, of Wingbeats: Exercises & Practice in Poetry I & II, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems, 22 Poems & a Prayer for El Paso, and Earthsigns, the anthology of 2017’s Haiku North America conference.  Recent poems have appeared in Red Earth Review, Modern Haiku, frogpond, Ocotillo Review, bosque, Mojave River Review, Gyroscope Review, Unlost, Shot Glass Journal, San Pedro River Review, and Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry column. He and husband David Meischen are the founders of Dos Gatos Press, which has been operating since 2006, publishing poetry focused on the American Southwest and running popular Wingbeats workshops.  He is a coordinator of the annual Poets’ Picnic at the Open Space Visitor Center and Chair of the Albuquerque chapter of the New Mexico State Poetry Society. Increasingly, he has focused on his lifelong love for art as well. To view his work, see http://swig.tripod.com and https://scottwiggerman.myportfolio.com/

For Tuesday's Kaktus reading, Scott will be donating his "pass the hat for the poet" proceeds to:  Equality New Mexico, www.EqNM.org.