An Evening of Poetry with Anne Champion & Sheila Maldonado

An Evening of Poetry with Anne Champion & Sheila Maldonado

Anne Champion is the author of Reluctant Mistress (Gold Wake Press, 2013).  Her poems have appeared in Pank Magazine, The Comstock Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, Poetry Quarterly, Cider Press Review, The Aurorean, and elsewhere.  She was a recipient of the Academy of American Poet’s Prize, a Pushcart Prize nominee, a St. Botolph Emerging Writer’s Grant nominee, and a Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Workshop participant. She holds degrees in Behavioral Psychology and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University and received her MFA in Poetry from Emerson College.  

She currently teaches writing and literature at Emerson College, Wheelock College, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. She also serves as a poetry reader for Ploughshares. Find her online at 

Sheila Maldonado is the author of one-bedroom solo (Fly by Night Press, 2011), her debut poetry collection. She grew up in Coney Island, New York, across the street from the Atlantic Ocean. Her family hails from Honduras.Her poems have appeared in Rattapallax, Callaloo, Meridians, Stretching Panties, Live Mag!, online at The Acentos Review and anthologized in Me No Habla with Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry. She has received two Pushcart nominations, three Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grants and was granted residencies at the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, New York and at Fundación Valparaíso in Andalucía, Spain.

She teaches creative writing for The City University of New York and Teachers & Writers Collaborative. She holds degrees in English from Brown University and poetry from The City College of New York, where she was awarded the Jack Zucker and Raymond Patterson Poetry Prizes. She lives in a one-bedroom in uptown Manhattan where she is working on her next project about a lifelong obsession with the ancient Maya.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Event address: 
5501 N Lamar Blvd
78751-1029 Austin
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ISBN: 9780985919108
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Published: Gold Wake Press - February 1st, 2013

"Anne Champion's poems engage a paradoxical world-a gift is a curse, a silhouette is a shadow, a flower's "bloom and death are the same." Champion looks hard at love's pleasure and harder at its cruelties. In these poems, the future is sought in tarot decks, Ouija boards, a lover's palm, anything that might tell the feral parishioners of love where to soothe and excite what is wildest in them." --Traci Brimhall, author of Our Lady of the Ruins and Rookery

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"In Sheila Maldonado's work, it's as if the great voices of Latin American poetry are speaking through a contemporary American woman and remixed to the beat of her own particular urban swagger and wit. It's a song that can contain pop culture, social satire, linguistic hi-jinx, and a funky sense of form. Read this powerful and often hilarious book as a source of self-help to get you through the city's frustrations. It will leave you refreshed, restored, and ready to 'tear out a heart / if you have to.'"—Elaine Equi