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Celebrating Women's History Month
Open Skies, Desert Voices Poetry Reading
with Lois Roma-Deeley, Rosemarie Dombrowski, and Patricia Murphy
About the Event
“Poems come out of wonder,” said the noted poet Lucille Clifton, “not out of knowing.” Three Arizona poets will read original works to celebrate Women’s History Month and the wonder of words.
About the Poets
Lois Roma-Deeley’s poetry collection is Like Water in the Palm of My Hand (forthcoming 2022). Her previous books include The Short List of Certainties, High Notes, northSight, and Rules of Hunger. Her poems are published nationally and internationally. Roma-Deeley is associate poetry editor of Presence. She was named U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation in 2012. Roma-Deeley is the current Scottsdale Poet Laureate.
Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix and the founding editor of rinky dink press. She’s the recipient of an Arts Hero Award, a Great 48 award, and a Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets. In 2020, she founded Revisionary Arts, a nonprofit that facilitates therapeutic poetry workshops for vulnerable populations. She teaches courses at ASU Downtown and is a lecturer for Arizona Humanities.
Patricia Murphy teaches at Arizona State University, where she founded Superstition Review. Her book Bully Love won the 2019 Press 53 Poetry Award, and her book Hemming Flames won the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award and the 2017 Milt Kessler Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Quarterly West, The Iowa Review, and Black Warrior Review, and she has received awards from Gulf Coast and Bellevue Literary Review, among others.