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Poetry Reading: “Facing Forward, Looking Back”

When: August 9, 2015

From: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Facing Forward, Looking Back

Free Poetry Reading with Robyn Hunt, Tania Pryputniewicz and Barbara Rockman

Sunday, August 9, 2:00pm

Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe

Local poets Barbara Rockman and Robyn Hunt are joined by San Diego poet, Tania Pryputniewicz, in a reading that will weave three distinct voices. Sharing a passion for the journeys of family, marriage and poetry’s power as renewal through myth and story, the poets will read from collections that transform individual quests to make sense of love, grief, trauma, history and an unsettled world. They will read from their recent books as well as from new work.

Barbara Rockman has taught poetry and generative writing workshops since 1999 when she earned an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts after a career as an arts education program developer and theater director. Her widely published work has received numerous prizes and her collection, “Sting and Nest,” received the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. She is workshop director for Wingspan Poetry Project, bringing writing classes to Esperanza Shelter for Battered Women. A frequent collaborator with artists, her poems have accompanied installations and exhibitions. Of her work, poet, David Wojahn says, “She has the capacity to wrest celebration from our failings, sorrows, and confusions.”

Tania Pryputniewicz, a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, teaches a wide range of workshops in San Diego and on-line, including Transformative Blogging; Poetry Forms; Poetry of Motherhood; Poetry of Fatherhood; and Exploring Tarot Through Writing. She blogs at “Feral Mom, Feral Writer,” and “Mother, Writer, Mentor” and “Tarot for Two.” With photographer Robyn Beattie, Tania creates poetry photo montages. Set to music, these micro-movies accompany her performances. Her debut collection, “November Butterfly,” has received praise as a book that offers “courage to face our shattered and shattering, quotidian and startling lives.”

Robyn Hunt ran offset printing presses and owned a bookstore in California before returning to her native Santa Fe where she is Development and Communications Director for Las Cumbres Community Services, serving families with social emotional challenges and disabilities. She obtained her degree at California State University at San Francisco and on the streets of that city in the seventies. Her poems resound with the landscape and language, images and rhythms of northern New Mexico. Robyn blogs at “As Mourning Doves Persist.” Of her debut collection, “The Shape of Caught Water,” Jimmy Santiago Baca said, “These poems strum the lyre strings of the heart to conjure olé music.”