Reading 1: March 16th, 2009

Our first reading of the semester featured writers from the ASU Tempe Creative Writing Faculty. Thanks to our collaboration with the Poly CSA, our menu included: Swiss Chard Boules Stuffed with Chili Pepper Risotto, Roasted Vegetable Dumplings with Dipping Sauce, Local Orange Pico de Gallo with Tortilla Chips, and Lemonade. An article about the reading appeared in theĀ East Valley Tribune.

Cynthia Hogue

Cynthia Hogue has published five collections of poetry: Where the Parallels Cross, The Woman in Red, The Never Wife, Flux, and The Incognito Body. Her poems have been praised for their intelligence, elegant compression, and chiseled syntax.

Peter Turchi

Peter Turchi is the author of Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer; Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie (in collaboration with the artist); The Girls Next Door; Magician; and The Pirate Princ, co-written with Cape Cod treasure hunter Barry Clifford, about Clifford's discovery of the pirate ship Whydah.