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April 9 - Laura Tohe, Dinéa
Laura Tohe, Diné (Navajo), was born and raised on the Navajo reservation. She is an Associate Professor of the Arizona State University English Department. Her book of poetry and stories, No Parole Today, received Poetry of the Year Award by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. Tohe is recognized for her contributions to American Indian literature through “Those Who Speak the World into Place: An Honoring of Native Writers,” made possible through Joy Harjo and the Lila-Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund. Her current work is called, Talking Woman.
April 16 - Sean Nevin
Sean Nevin teaches at Arizona State University and for the Arizona Commission on the Arts through the Artist Roster. He served as poetry editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. His poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, The East Valley Tribune, Long Island Quarterly, Medicinal Purposes and Barbaric Yawp. He received the 1999 Dorothy M. Hood Prize for Poetry, was a finalist in Arizona’s 18th Annual Statewide Poetry Contest (2001) and was awarded ASU’s first Faculty Emeriti Association Fellowship in 2001. Nevin, originally from New Jersey , currently resides in Tempe.
April 23 - Lois Roma-Deeley
Lois Roma-Deeley’s poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies nationwide, including Looking for Home, Faultline, Iris and Confluence. She was the Honorable Mention choice for the IX Tucson Poetry Festival and a finalist in the 2000 Emily Dickinson Award poetry competition. She serves as one of two poetry editors for National Forum. Roma-Deeley teaches creative writing at Paradise Valley Community College , where she is a full-time professor.
April 30 - Thea S. Kuticka
Thea S. Kuticka, associate editor at Bilingual Review/Press, received her MFA from the University of Virginia. She received a Henry Hoyns Fellowship and the 2001 Arizona Commission on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. Kuticka was selected for First Place at the 2000 Tucson Poetry Festival by Arthur Sze and chosen for the 2001 Black Rock Press Broadside Competition. Her poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Arts & Letters, Clackamas Literary Review, Poems & Plays and the online journal Valparaiso Poetry Review.