Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100810
Poet, translator, and playwright, Valerie Martinez served as the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe from 2008 through 2010. 2010 marks the publication of several books, including Each and Her, a poetic exploration of the murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; And They Called It Horizon, poems about Santa Fe written during her tenure as poet laureate; Lines and Circles: Understanding Contemporary Santa Fe, a nonfiction anthology she edited as the capstone project of her laureateship; and a new edition of her book of poems, Absence, Luminescent, which was chosen for the 1999 Larry Levis Prize by Jean Valentine.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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