Visiting poets Charlie Bondhus reads from Divining Bones and Terri Klein reads from Birdsong and the Fixed & Free anthologies.
About Divining Bones:
Boys become crones; baked bread becomes a baby; electricity turns out to be Jesus; a first grade class stages Oedipus Rex. At the center of it all stands Baba Yaga, the child-eating forest witch and earth goddess of Russian folklore. Under her tutelage, Charlie Bondhus uses the occult and the magickal to explore the fluidity of age, gender, and self-perception in this radical and playful book.
Charlie Bondhus is the author of All the Heat We Could Carry, winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. He has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers.
Terri Klein is a performer, poet, and playwright. She moved to Albuquerque in 2015, after 55-1/2 years of living all over the United States, with brief stints in Switzerland and the former Yugoslavia. Her poetry recently appeared in two anthologies, Birdsong (Foothills Publishing, 2018) and Fixed and Free (Billy Brown, 2018). Up to the Minute, a CD of her shortest poems, is forthcoming from Hours Apart Productions in spring of 2019. Terri’s short plays have been produced in four states. Her first full-length play, What Next, was produced at Albuquerque’s Adobe Theater in October, 2018. For more about Terri's performance world, find Hours Apart Productions on Facebook.