Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Five Questions for New Mexico Authors - Sharon Oard Warner - New Mexico Mercury

Please see the full interview with Professor Warner at!

Book Release, Of Small Children / And Other Poor Swimmers: Poems by Brian Hendrickson

"Of Small Children / And Other Poor Swimmers is centered in the push-pull of place. Hendrickson wants to leave behind his Florida childhood, where every memory is still moist, but he continues ‘calling on the voices’ and crossing back, wading into love, loss and danger with vivid imagery." - 
Lauren Camp, author of three collections of poetry, including One Hundred Hungers, and winner of The Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press)

"Hendrickson's literary prowess is plentiful, but what intrigues me most is how the collection calls us to embrace, fully, what's most formidable (and most innocent) in our own humanity. As if each shattering was merely a good throttle and every devastation could blossom on chain link. The smallest moments of truth. The largest. Line-break-grit / word-ache-gorgeous. How stark, how challenging and awkward, how irresistible our foibles become when rendered by Hendrickson!" - 
Lisa Gill, recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and author of five books, including Caput Nili and Red as a Lotus

"Brian Hendrickson demands the inclusion of the real press of the discursive and meditative into his poems, by juxtaposing multiple levels of diction, and by frequently shifting between the anecdotal, the essayistic, and the lyrical. Through his careful use of these techniques, Hendrickson is able to achieve James Scully's ideal of ‘audacious speaking’: he refuses to capitulate either to the lyrical moment or the abstraction, and so his poetry exists and persists as an urgent place for utterance of consciousness." - Don Winter, author of seven collections of poetry, including Saturday Night Desperate

The Book Release, Of Small Children / And Other Poor Swimmers: Poems by Brian Hendrickson will be celebrated at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW,. on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Professor Sharon Warner interviewed by the New Mexico Maganize

"Taos Summer Writers’ Conference founder Sharon Oard Warner talks about her new novel and tending to D.H. Lawrence’s local legacy."

Please see the full article, "Sharon Oard Warnder:  Homing In", by Candace Walsh from the New Mexico Magazine.