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Thu, Jun 13

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Virtual Workshop

Texas, not just desert and cowboys: Poems and Place

Drawing from their own work as well as poems by Esteban Rodríguez, Wanda Coleman, and Naomi Shihab Nye, SG Huerta will talk about how writers evoke different cities, environments, and of course home in their poetry.

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Texas, not just desert and cowboys: Poems and Place
Texas, not just desert and cowboys: Poems and Place

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Jun 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Virtual Workshop

About the event

This craft talk is a part of Abode's inaugural Retreat but is open to all the public to attend. We look forward to virtually seeing you there!

About the Workshop: Drawing from their own work as well as poems by Esteban Rodríguez, Wanda Coleman, and Naomi Shihab Nye, SG Huerta will talk about how writers evoke different cities, environments, and of course home in their poetry. How does writing about an intimately known place impact the reader’s understanding of it? What makes a poem feel like it’s inviting you into its world? Through close readings, this craft session will dissect how place is translated to the page and how we can bring places of importance to life for the reader. Closed captions will be provided.

About the Presenter: SG Huerta (they/he/el) is a queer Xicanx writer from Dallas. A 2023 Roots Wounds Words Fellow and 2024 Tin House Winter Workshop alum, they spend their time freelancing and working on the masthead of literary organizations such as Abode Press, ANMLY, just femme & dandy, and Split Lip Magazine. SG is the author of two poetry chapbooks, The Things We Bring with Us (Headmistress Press 2021) and Last Stop (Defunkt Magazine 2023), and the forthcoming nonfiction chapbook GOOD GRIEF (fifth wheel press 2025). Their work has appeared in Barrelhouse, Honey Literary, The Offing, Infrarrealista Review, and elsewhere. They also write a newsletter on all things trans &/or literary at transpoetica.substack.com. Find them at sghuertawriting.com, or in Texas with their partner and two cats.

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