Sat. 12/23, 12p: On Women's Focus Carol Boss welcomes poets Mary Oishi, Sasha Pimentel and Tanaya Winder for poetry and conversation with reflections on the year just passed and the new year ahead.
Mary Oishi has hosted and read at numerous poetry events in New Mexico such as Poems For Peace, Albuquerque Poets Against the War, and the January 21, 2017 Albuquerque Women's Rally. Her collection of poetry, Spirit Birds They Told Me, is published by West End Press.
Tanaya Winder is a performance poet, writer and educator. She's the co-founder of As/Is, an online literary magazine that features the work of both emerging and established women writers from around the world. She also works to promote indigenous artists and support young Native students. She grew up on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Colorado. She has a new collection of poetry, Why Storms Are Named After People And Bullets Remain Nameless.
Sasha Pimentel was born in Manila, raised in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. She's a past winner of an American Book Award whose new publication, For Want of Water And Other Poems, has been widely praised. Sasha is a professor of poetry and creative nonfiction at the University of Texas at El Paso.