Leslie Contreras Schwartz: Poetry Reading Of Book, Fuego

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"Fuego is full of fire, of the passionate intensity of creation in the face of great odds—the intensity of difficult pregnancies and childbirth and all-consuming motherhood, of the immigrant student who struggles to write his first sentences in English, the child who falls from her bike and gets up again and again, the long-distance swimmer trying to swim to Antarctica, all of them stand-ins, I think, for the artist who struggles to make something meaningful from language in the midst of life, which is to say in the midst of death. This Leslie Contreras Schwartz has done in her debut collection, and hers is a distinctive and welcome new voice in American poetry."
–Susan Wood, Gladys Louise Fox Professor Emerita of English at Rice University, author of ASUNDER, National Poetry Series selection 2001
ABOUT Leslie Contreras Schwartz:
Leslie Contreras Schwartz holds an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College and a BA in English from Rice University. Her poetry has appeared in Pebble Lake Review, Southern Women’s Review, The Adirondack Review, “Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets” by Mutabilis Press, and other publications, and her essays have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Ozy, and Dame Magazine.
Her first collection of poems, FUEGO, will be published by Saint Julian Press in March 2016.
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