Join us in celebrating the launch of Prudence Arceneaux’s new chapbook, Dirt.
From the first word of this collection, “Listen,” to the last lines, “eyes begging me/ to act right just once this time,” Dirt compels by rendering what lingers and builds in the gritty, earth-bound spaces between us. Again and again, Arceneaux moves between the soil and the sky with deft, musical phrasing, asking us to pause with her in the moments of almost connection, of almost release, of almost fully living before our last breaths. —Charlotte Gullick, author of By Way of Water
C. Prudence Arceneaux, a native Texan, is a poet who has taught English and Creative Writing at Austin Community College, in Austin, TX, since 1998. She earned a BA in English/ Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico, but even before finishing the degree realized “there’s no place like home.” Upon her return to Texas, she began work on an MFA in Creative Writing, which she received from the University- formerly-known-as-Southwest- Texas-State in 1998. Her work has appeared in various journals, including Limestone, New Texas, Clark Street Review, Hazmat Review and Inkwell.