New Mexico Poet Lisa Chávez to read for Southern Colorado Reading Series at CSU–Pueblo

The Southern Colorado Reading Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host New Mexico poet Lisa Chávez at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the CSU-Pueblo First- Year Center.

Chávez is a creative writing professor at the University of New Mexico and is the author of two collections of poetry, Destruction Bay and In An Angry Season and has been included in such anthologies as Floricanto Si! A Collection of Latina Poetry, The Floating Borderlands: 25 Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature, and American Poetry: The Next Generation. Her creative nonfiction has been published in Fourth Genre, The Clackamas Literary Review and national journals. Before joining the creative writing staff in Albuquerque, she taught at the University of Alaska, in Poland with the Peace Corps, in Japan, and in Rochester, N.Y.

The free reading will be at 7 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 7 in the First Year Center on the second floor of the Library. Please see the attached flier for more information or contact Juan J. Morales, Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing if you have any questions at 549-2082 or

The Southern Colorado Reading Series is sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department and brings established and published writers to CSU-Pueblo, where they give community readings and visit creative writing classes.

A Latino/Latina Authors Literary Discussion Group sponsored by the Chicano Studies Program will feature Chávez’s book Destruction Bay from 5- 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the First-Year Center.

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