Animal lovers and book lovers unite! On Saturday, January 20th, Save-a-Bull Rescue and local authors are coming together for a night of all of the best things: poetry, prose, beer, and dogs.
While local authors share stories and poems inspired by the complex relationships between animals and humans, you can enjoy the company of some adorable, adoptable dogs. The Tucson Hop Shop will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the night to Save-a-Bull Rescue: saveabullaz.org/
BRIAN BENDER is a recent Poetry MFA graduate from Arizona State University and currently works as a copywriter and Internet Marketer. He lives in Mesa, AZ with his partner Angie and two beloved rescue pals: Issa, a Pit Bull/Greyhound mix, and Lula, a Maine Coon.
RENEÈ BIBBY is the director of The Writers Studio Tucson, where she teaches advanced and beginner creative writing workshops. Her work has appeared in PRISM International, Thin Air, Third Point Press, The Worcester Review, and Wildness. Her stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and Best Small Fictions. She is a contributing editor at the Wilds and Assistant Fiction Editor at Attitcus Review. reneebibby.com
REESE CONNER received his M.F.A. from Arizona State University, where he has continued to teach composition and poetry workshops. His work appears or is forthcoming in The Missouri Review, Rattle, Ninth Letter, New Ohio Review, Moon City Review, and elsewhere. Reese is an Assistant Poetry Editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal. He received the Turner Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award, and a Chili Pepper from Rate My Professor. His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
DANA DIEHL is the author of Our Dreams Might Align (2016). She earned her MFA in Fiction at Arizona State University. Her fiction has appeared in North American Review, Passages North, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She currently teaches Humanities at Basis Primary.
SARAH GZEMSKI earned an MFA in poetry from New Mexico State University. Her chapbook of poetry, prose, and photographs, Centralia, is out from Porkbelly Press, and some of her other work can be found in Bone Bouquet. In addition to her role at the Poetry Center, Sarah is the Managing Editor of Noemi Press.
KIM STOLL lives in Tucson and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona. She works as a Development Writer with the UA and trains dogs, including her own four, in her free time. Her brain is filled mostly with fantasies of being an ancient and powerful crone with an army of violent dogs. Her chapbook Anna Lives is available from Dancing Girl Press, and you can read her work online at ILK, Birdfeast, Cloud Rodeo, and Alice Blue Review, among other places.