Two friends--Sandra Hunter and Barbara Rockman--read at Bookworks!
Trip Wires travels around the world, with stories, many of children, set against turbulent socio-political backdrops from Afghanistan to Syria to Columbia to America, and examines how the dilemma of isolation is a common human condition. The terrain is different in each story, but all of these young people face the dilemma of being without resources even as they try to find and maintain relationships. Accepting of tragedy and insurmountable challenges, they nonetheless show humanity and grace, and remind us of the best in ourselves.
Sandra Hunter's fiction received the 2016 Gold Line Press Chapbook Prize, October 2014 Africa Book Club Award, 2014 H.E. Francis Fiction Award, and two Pushcart Prize nominations, among many other prizes. She placed second in the 2017 Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, received a 2017 MacDowell Fellowship and was a 2016 finalist for the Bridport Prize. She is the author of a debut novel, LOSING TOUCH (2014) and fiction chapbook, SMALL CHANGE (2016). She is a professor of creative writing and English at Moorpark College.
Barbara Rockman's poems have been recognized with the Baskerville Publishers' Award, the New Mexico Discovery Award, the Southwest Writers Poetry Prize, and The MacGuffin National Poet Hunt. She teaches poetry at Santa Fe Community College, and in private workshops. Barbara Rockman grew up in western Massachusetts. She is co-editor of the anthology "Women Becoming Poems." Her poems have been recognized with the Baskerville Publishers' Award, the New Mexico Discovery Award, the Southwest Writers Poetry Prize, and "The MacGuffin" National Poet Hunt. She received her M.Ed. from Antioch New England, and her M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Barbara teaches poetry at Santa Fe Community College, and in private workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico.