Friday, October 4 at 6:00pm
Join us for the release of Sonora Review Issue 75: Desire and Issue 76: Doubt.
Sonora Review’s 2019 double issue journal features the themes of “desire” and “doubt”. The works in Issue 75 are a collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that speak to one of our most fundamental feelings, desire, and its many incarnations. It is, in the words of the Sonora Review Fall Contest Winner, Amy Butcher, “what makes us choose at any moment to take an ordinary life and make it something else, something altogether extraordinary, unexpected, un-undoable.”
Issue 76 explores one of desire's kindred spirits, doubt. The works in Issue 76 are a collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that show us doubt in its many forms and how we go about expressing it.
Founded in 1980 by graduate students in the UA Creative Writing Department, Sonora Review is one of the oldest graduate-student literary journals in the country.
Three contributors— Steve Howe, Felicia Zamora, and Erin Noehre— will read from their work, along with the editors who will read other selections from the new journal. We will also be serving pizza and wine.
Erin Noehre is currently studying poetry in the M.F.A. program at Arizona State University, where she is an Associate Editor at Hayden’s Ferry Review. She placed 1st in Poetry for the 57th annual Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Awards in Writing and her work can be found online at The Poetry Spot feature in AZCentral. She, like most poets, enjoys casting her worries up to the moon, dancing towards the brink, and being dangerously over-caffeinated at all times. You can find her on twitter at @erinrosiecheek.
Felicia Zamora is the author of the poetry books Body of Render (Red Hen Press, 2020), winnner of the 2018 Benjamin Saltman Award, Instrument of Gaps (Slope Editions, 2018), and Of Form & Gather (University of Notre Dame Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. She won the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse and was the 2017 Poet Laureate for Fort Collins, CO. Her published works may be found or forthcoming in Academy of American Poets (Poem-A-Day), Alaska Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Lana Turner, North American Review, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, The Cincinnati Review, The Georgia Review, The Nation, Verse Daily, West Branch, and others. She is the Associate Poetry Editor for the Colorado Review and is the Education Programs Manager for the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.
Steven Howe is a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico MFA program, and his work has been published in The Rumpus, Superstition Review, and elsewhere.