Video Replaly: LitTalk Author Series at Whose Books: a Conversation About the Craft of Writing Poetry
by Writing Workshops Staff
A month ago
WritingWorkshops.com & The Writer’s Garret sponsored LitTalk: A DFW Author Panel Series at Whose Books on Thursday, November 9th, 2023. Novelist & series creator Alex Temblador moderated a panel featuring James Davis, Luisa Melania Marte, and Laura Neal as they discussed the craft and business of writing, publishing, and performing poetry.
Alex Temblador is the award-winning author of Half Outlaw and Secrets of the Casa Rosada. St. Martin’s Essentials acquired Alex’s first non-fiction book, Writing an Identity Not Your Own, in 2022. Her creative work has appeared in PALABRITAS and D Magazine, as well as anthologies like Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America and Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology. In addition to teaching creative writing classes and seminars, Alex is an award-winning journalist published in the likes of Travel + Leisure, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, among many others.
James Davis is the author of the poetry collection Club Q, which Edward Hirsch selected for the Anthony Hecht Prize. His poetry has been featured on NBC News and CBC Radio and anthologized in two installments of Best New Poets: 2011, selected by D. A. Powell; and 2019, selected by Cate Marvin. Recent work has appeared in The Sewanee Review, DIAGRAM, swamp pink, The Gettysburg Review, and the Bennington Review. He is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of North Texas, where he is finishing his second book and serving as Editor-in-Chief of American Literary Review.
Melania Luisa Marte is an American writer, poet, and musician from New York living between the Dominican Republic and Texas. Marte´s debut collection of poetry, PLANTAINS AND OUR BECOMING will be published by Tiny Reparations, an imprint of Plume and Penguin Random House Summer 2023. You can follow her journey on social media: @MelaTocaTierra.
Laura Neal is a poet, greatly influenced by social and environmental narratives. She earned an MFA from the University of Maryland College Park and a BA from Bowie State University. Her work is published in Academy of American Poets and Birmingham Poetry Review, among others. She has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, CALLALOO, and the Juanita Craft Artist-in-Residence Program. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and finalist for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at Dallas and is a contributing writer for Southwest Contemporary magazine and BURNAWAY magazine. She is also co-member of the artist collaborative, CALCIUM.