By LESLIE CONTRERAS SCHWARTZ
San Julian Press, es una nueva prensa literaria que ofrece el trabajo de poetas establecidos y emergentes.
"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
"Leslie Contreras Schwartz's Fuego is filled with the power of things: floods that bring both destructive power and promise of new life, televisions that bring awful news, a small child's naming of clouds. Like Plath's most tender poems, Schwartz's debut collection uses the minutiae of everyday living to create a world where even in the darkest times, light finds a way to come "from under / the shade, / light from under / the door."
–Amanda Auchter, author of The Wishing Tomb, winner of 2013 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Poetry
Leslie Contreras Schwartz
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- May 27, 7 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St. (reading with Amanda Auchter)
- June 24, 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church with Saint Julian Press, 1015 Holman Street at Main St. (with other Saint Julian Press writers)
- July 16, 3 p.m., River Oaks Bookstore,3270 Westheimer (reading with David-Glen Smith and Ron Starbuck)
For more information visit: www.lesliecschwartz.com.
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