...In-between sets from poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow

November 12, 2014

Will the legendary CASA LIBRE ever recover?

If you're going to be in or around Tucson next Wednesday, the 19th of November, CASA LIBRE is the place to be. As Anita said to Maria in West Side Story, "Come on in. We won't bite you...'till we know you better":

Deborah Brandon 
Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow
 Melanie Madden
Edge 70: a Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Casa Libre en la Solana – N. 4th Ave. between 8th-9th Streets TUCSON, ARIZONA ~ Suggested Donation: $5

Come to Edge: A Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers. Edge is a series of local and national writers community, visibility and voice for emerging and younger writers. Broadsheets of the authors' work will accompany each reading. Books and journals will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.
Refreshments will be available after the reading.

deborah brandon is a multidisciplinary queer artist with an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. deborah brandon’s work appears in[PANK], Bombay Gin, Mom Egg Review, Denver Quarterly, Moonshot, Hotel Amerika, Cadillac Cicatrix,Puerto del Sol and Evergreen Chronicles;andis forthcoming in the anthology Writing the Walls Down, to be published by TransGenre press. deborah brandon has collaborated with other artists including text-based work with writer Roxanne Carter and a CD of improvisational experimental music with Reuben Vinal.

Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow’s debut poetry collection is The Day Judge Spencer Learned the Power of Metaphor (Salmon Poetry, 2012). She is the 2012 Red Hen Press Poetry Award Winner, for her poem “Super Dan Comics Question Box Series # 18.” The poem appears in The Los Angeles Review, No.14, 2013. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared widely in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, ACM, Cimarron Review, Gulf CoastAmerican Literary Review, Barrow Street, Folio, Smartish Pace, The Tusculum Review and Galatea Resurrects. A recipient of the Willow Review Prize for Poetry, a Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, and an award from the Chester H. Jones Foundation, her poems have also been featured in the anthologies Not A Muse (Haven Books), Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry) and The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology (Universities West Press). Photo Credit: David Troness

Melanie Madden grew up in Barstow, California, and currently lives in Tucson. She is an essayist and poet who also performs with FST! Female
StoryTellers, teaches English at the University of Arizona, and is an editorial assistant at Kore Press. Her work has appeared in The Essay Daily, Timber Journal, The Feminist Wire,and the Mojave River Review.