Weaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems

Join us for a group poetry reading to celebrate the new poetry anthology Weaving the Terrain, published by Dos Gatos Press.

Weaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems is the third collection in a unique series from Dos Gatos Press, “Poetry of the American Southwest”—following up on Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku and Haiga (2013) and Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (2016). Each poem is exactly one hundred words, no more, no less. Within this restriction, however, you’ll find poems as varied as the landscape, the history, the people they evoke. Weaving the Terrain includes stunning prose poems and haibun, as well as poems in every shape made possible by a poet’s imagination and the hundred words chosen. Each poem is a concentrated gem on a topic related to the broad area known as the Southwest.

Editors David Meischen and Scott Wiggerman have arranged 211 poems by 151 poets in eight engaging chapters, opening with “These Immediate Splendors,” poems that will immerse you in momentary delights, and closing with “Necklace of Stones,” poems that explore grief, loss, endurance. In between, you’ll find chapters with these evocative titles: “Body of Memory,” “Songs of the Living,” “Sienna and Sand,” “Half-Lives Slowly Ticking,” “All Hunger and Thirst,” and “Rooted in Resilience.”

Readers include:

  • Mikki Aronoff
  • Megan Baldrige
  • Greg Candela 
  • Yvonne Carpenter
  • Mariya Deykute
  • Merridawn Duckler
  • Mary Dudley
  • Elizabeth Hurst-Waitz
  • Faith Kaltenbach
  • Eleanor Kedney
  • Gayle Lauradunn
  • David Meischen
  • Gary Moody
  • Jules Nyquist
  • Kate Padilla
  • Sharon Rhutasel-Jones
  • Janet Ruth
  • Larry Schulte
  • Scott Wiggerman
  • Liza Wolff-Francis
Event date: 
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Weaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems (Poetry of the American Southwest #3) Cover Image
By David Meischen (Editor), Scott Wiggerman (Editor)
ISBN: 9780997396638
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DOS Gatos Press - December 28th, 2017