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Tieger, Paramo, Brownderville - Pandora's Box August Edition

  • Deep Vellum Books 3000 Commerce Street Dallas, TX, 75226 United States (map)

I don't know how I could even try to hype this offering or gin up more excitement for these authors than their names already command. They are too good for that. Just come and be prepared to be awestruck by a relentless evening of literary power and beauty. 

Leah Tieger scribbles things down in notebooks and tries to make sense of them later. She also reads poems around Dallas or Denton and puts on poetry shows with the coolest people she knows. She lives in a house with 25 windows, her neighbor's errant chickens, and a dog who thinks it's weird when she reads the same line aloud, over and over until it sounds good. You can find her work floating around the internet or in Entropy, Rattle, Gravel, and Heavy Feather Review. Her chapbook, We and She, You and Then, You Again, was published by Finishing Line Press in May.

Sebastian Hasani Paramo, editor-in-chief of The Boiler, is the son of Mexican immigrants. His work has appeared in Pleiades, Front Porch Journal, Prelude, Huizache, upstreet, North American Review and other places. His reviews and interviews have appeared in American Literary Review, American Microreviews & Interviews, and Up the Staircase Quarterly. He holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Denton, where he is a teaching fellow in the doctoral program at the University of North Texas.
He has taught writing to students from first graders to adults. With Robert Torres, he co-founded the Pegasus Reading Series in Dallas in 2014. Currently sponsored by WordSpace, Pegasus is co-hosted with Courtney Marie of Spiderweb Salon. Together, they co-founded Deep Ellum Lit Hop in 2016, a DFW event that brings art collectives together in Deep Ellum for a literary pub crawl.

Greg Brownderville’s third book, a collection of poems entitled A Horse with Holes in It, was released by LSU Press on Dave Smith’s Southern Messenger Poets series in November of 2016. In 2011 Brownderville published his first collection of poems, entitled Gust (Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly), which made the Poetry Foundation’s Best-Seller List and was included among “Top Picks” by Library Journal. In 2012 he published Deep Down in the Delta (Butler Center Books), a collection of folkloristic poems based on fieldwork he conducted in and around his home community of Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas. Deep Down also features paintings by outsider artist Billy Moore, of Memphis, Tennessee. Collaborating with composer Jacob Cooper, Brownderville wrote the words to “Jar” (Silver Threads, Nonesuch Records, 2014) and Ripple the Sky, which premiered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016. Brownderville has been awarded prizes and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, New Millennium Writings, and the Porter Fund. In 2012 he joined the faculty of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. An associate professor of English and the director of Creative Writing at SMU, Brownderville edits the Southwest Review and teaches poetry workshop. He has also taught at Ole Miss, Hendrix College, and Lincoln University.

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