2007 Poets

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Brown Line2007April 4 - Tom Wayman

Tom Wayman is the 2006 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Creative Writing at Arizona State University. During the past 33 years, more than a dozen collections of his poems have been published. His latest volume in the United States is I'll Be Right Back (1997) and in Canada, My Father's Cup (2002). Wayman presently teaches at the University of Calgary, Alberta. When not away teaching, he is the Squire of "Appledore," his estate in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia.


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2007April 11 - James Cervantes

James Cervantes' poems have appeared recently in Spoon River Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, The Boston Review and other magazines. His latest book of poetry, Temporary Meaning, was published in March 2006 by Hamilton Stone Editions and has been nominated for a 2006 "Los Angeles Times" Book Award. Other books include, The Headlong Future, The Year Is Approaching Snow and Changing the Subject, co-authored with Halvard Johnson. Cervantes is the editor of the online journal, The Salt River Review.

Presented as part of Arte es Amor, an annual celebration of Latino arts and culture throughout Tempe and ASU.

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2007April 18 - Alicia Beale
Alicia Beale’s first book of poetry, The Manifestation of Orange Poppies is forthcoming in 2007. Her work has been published in a number of literary reviews, including The Greensboro Review, Prairie Schooner, The Beloit Poetry Journal and The Green Mountains Review. She has a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Washington University and a certificate in teaching creative writing from Antioch University. She currently teaches poetry for Arizona State University’s Virginia Piper Center for the Arts.Brown Line
2007April 25 - Christopher Burawa
Christopher Burawa is a 2007 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Translation. He is translating from the Icelandic selected poems by Jóhann Hjálmarsson, who received the 2003 Icelandic Parliament Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to that nation's literature. Burawa is the Literature Director at the Arizona Commission on the Arts. His first collection, The Small Mystery of Lapses (2006), won the Cleveland State University Poetry Prize. His chapbook of translations Of the Same Mind (2005) won the Toad Press International Chapbook Competition. Burawa has also received MacDowell Colony and Witter Bynner fellowships. He is a 2003 graduate of Arizona State University’s Masters of Fine Arts’ program.
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