Reading at The Twig for the release of Bearing the Mask featuring Carmen Tafolla


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Bearing the Mask

Various Poets

Sunday, September 11th 2016

3:00 pm

This reading of Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems will feature poets from San Antonio and across the state reading their own work and others’ from this acclaimed anthology. Readers will include Carmen Tafolla, 2015 State Poet Laureate of Texas and author of the foreword for Bearing the Mask.


The second in a series of anthologies of poetry of the Southwest by Albuquerque-based Dos Gatos Press, Bearing the Mask presents a diverse collection of personae from before European contact to the present, from the historical to the mythical, and from the famous to the obscure, woven together to form a vibrant, complex history.


About Bearing the Mask:


To quote from the foreword by Texas Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla, “The range of voices here is as beautiful and translucent as a rainbow. From Cochise to Calamity Jane, Navaho Code Talkers to Japanese internees, Devil Girl and Old Man Gloom, slaves and stunt pilots, Paiutes and migrant mothers, Annie Oakley and Georgia O’Keeffe, security officers and French tourists, Gregorio Cortez, La Llorona, and Cynthia Ann Parker—all come to life here, speak their own truths and their own sacred space in these poems.”


Bearing the Mask offers rich perspectives on life in the Southwest, garnering praise in reader reviews that call it “fascinating” and “an amazing book for poetry and history lovers.”




·         Christa Pandey

·         Mobi Warren

·         Linda Simone

·         Cindy Huyser

·         Carmen Tafolla

·         Gloria Amescua

·         Cyra Dumitru

·         Christine Wenk-Harrison

·         Anjela Ratliff

·         Jim La Villa Havelin

·         Lucy Griffith

·         Patricia Spears Bigelow




Event date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Poetry of the American Southwest #2) Cover Image
By Scott Wiggerman (Editor), Cindy Huyser (Editor), Carmen Tafolla (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780984039999
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DOS Gatos Press - June 15th, 2016

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