Join us for an evening with poets Cathy Eisenhower, Shubh Schiesser, and Gloria Amescua.
Cathy Eisenhower is a recent transplant to Austin, TX, and is the author of Language of the Dog-heads (Phylum 2001), clearing without reversal (Edge 2008), would with and (Roof 2009), and distance decay (Ugly Duckling 2015). She co-curated the In Your Ear Reading Series for several years in Washington, DC, and her work has appeared in The Recluse, Aufgabe, West Wind Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Fence.
Shubh Bala Schiesser’s poems have appeared in the Texas Poetry Calendar, Di-Verse-City Anthology, The Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, Ardent Poetry in the Arts, Austin Poetry Society, Forest Fest Anthology, Lamesa, The Enigmatist, Blue Hole, Galaxy of Verse, the Austin Chronicle, San Antonio High Way, Big River Poetry Review, Illay’s Honey, Drash Pit, and Muse India, among others. Her chapbook, Sacred River: Poems from India, was published by Sociosights Press, Austin in 2016.
Gloria Amescua, CantoMundo fellow and Hedgebrook alumna, has been published in various journals and anthologies, including Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art, and The Crafty Poet II. She has won the Austin Poetry Society and Christina Sergeyevna Awards. Gloria also received the 2016 New Voices Award Honor for her picture book manuscript in verse, Luz Jiménez, No Ordinary Girl.